Coming to Netflix is a trio of titles under its banner of Adult Animation (their capitals) — we bring you the details
We’ve lots of titles and cast details for a group of animations coming to Netflix, further consolidating its position in this part of the market. As they explain themselves:
No two Netflix adult animated shows are the same and that’s how we like it. From comedy mainstays like Big Mouth and F Is for Family, to uncharted storytelling experiences like The Midnight Gospel – there’s something for everyone. And we’re excited to expand our slate and push the boundaries of what’s possible in adult animation.
They also talk about their global hub for animation in Los Angeles. Most of the announcement focusses on a range of titles coming to the streamer.
The trio of titles revealed
The titles are: The House, Inside Job and Human Resources (the picture above is a montage of the three). We’ll go into a little detail.
It’s billed as:
…an eccentric dark comedy directed by the leading voices in independent stop motion animation: Emma de Swaef and Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza. Produced by Nexus Studios, the anthology centers on a house and the three surreal tales of the individuals who made it their home. The House is produced by Nexus Studios (This Way Up, Back to The Moon).
Across three chapters, voice artists include: Claudie Blakley, Matthew Goode, Mia Goth, Mark Heap, Miranda Richardson, Josh McGuire, Stephanie Cole, Jarvis Cocker and Dizzee Rascal, Yvonne Lombard, Sven Wollter, Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul Kaye, and Will Sharpe.
We have to admit that’s a list we never thought we’d ever put in one sentence!
Inside Job is an adult animated comedy about the shadow government — and the dysfunctional team whose daily grind is committing the world’s conspiracies. From convoluted coverups to secret societies to masked orgy etiquette, navigating office culture at Cognito Inc. can be tricky, especially for anti-social tech genius Reagan Ridley. Even in a workplace filled with reptilian shapeshifters and psychic mushrooms, she’s seen as the odd one out for believing the world could be a better place. Reagan thinks she can make a difference, if only she could manage her unhinged, manifesto-writing father and her irresponsible coworkers, to finally snag the promotion she’s been dreaming about.
The cast includes: Lizzy Caplan is Reagan Ridley, Cognito Inc.’s antisocial tech genius; Christian Slater is Rand Ridley, Reagan’s father, and disgraced head of Cognito Inc.; Clark Duke is Brett Hand, a lovable D.C. yes-dude; Andrew Daly is J.R. Scheimpough, CEO of Cognito; Bobby Lee plays Dr. Andre, a free-spirited biochemist; John DiMaggio is Glenn Dolphman, a half-man, half-dolphin; Tisha Campbell plays Gigi, Cognito’s fast-talking Head of Media Manipulation and Subliminal Messages; and Brett Gelman is Magic Myc, a psychic subterranean mushroom creature from a hive-mind deep within Hollow Earth.
If that’s not must watch, we don’t know what is!
From the inventive minds behind Big Mouth comes the even edgier and adult-ier Human Resources. The spinoff pulls back the curtain on the daily lives of the creatures – Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties, Shame Wizards and many more — that help humans journey through every aspect of life from puberty to childbirth to the twilight years. It quickly becomes clear that though the creatures are the protagonists, they have a lot of humanity themselves.
The cast includes: Nick Kroll as “Maury the Hormone Monster,” Maya Rudolph as “Connie the Hormone Monstress,” and David Thewlis as “The Shame Wizard,” are joined by Aidy Bryant, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Keke Palmer, and Randall Park.