Directors Emma de Swaef, Marc Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza revealed the voice cast and gave an early look at the creative process behind The House on Monday, during the Annecy WIP Session for the upcoming stop-motion anthology series.
“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.” Head of Adult Animation Mike Moon wrote in a blog post. “… And today, we’re proud to unveil new details about where we’re headed. We’re introducing our first-stop motion anthology, The House, at the same place where it first began — the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.”
Produced by Nexus Studios (This Way Up, Back to the Moon), The House is an eccentric dark comedy centered on a house and the three surreal tales of the individuals who made it their home.
- “Chapter One,” from filmmakers Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roels, includes voice cast: Claudie Blakley, Matthew Goode, Mia Goth, Mark Heap, Miranda Richardson, Josh McGuire and Stephanie Cole.
- “Chapter Two,” from filmmaker Niki Lindroth von Bahr, includes voice cast: musicians Jarvis Cocker and Dizzee Rascal, Yvonne Lombard and Sven Wollter.
- “Chapter Three,” from filmmaker Paloma Baeza, includes voice cast: Helena Bonham-Carter, Paul Kaye, Susan Wokoma and Will Sharpe.
Netflix Adult Animation also announced the series regulars for Inside Job, which was sneak peeked by creator/showrunner Shion Takeuchi (writer, Gravity Falls, Regular Show) and executive producer Alex Hirsch (creator, Gravity Falls). The comedy series is the first project under Takeuchi’s overall deal with the streamer, and the first adult animated series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios.
Inside Job revolves around 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 newly announced cast features Lizzy Caplan as Reagan Ridley, Cognito Inc.’s antisocial tech genius; Christian Slater as Rand Ridley, Reagan’s father and the disgraced head of Cognito Inc.; Clark Duke as Brett Hand, a lovable D.C. yes-dude; Andrew Daly as J.R. Scheimpough, CEO of Cognito; Bobby Lee as Dr. Andre, a free-spirited biochemist; John DiMaggio as Glenn Dolphman, a half-man, half-dolphin; Tisha Campbell as Gigi, Cognito’s fast-talking Head of Media Manipulation and Subliminal Messages; and Brett Gelman as Magic Myc, a psychic subterranean mushroom creature from a hive mind deep within Hollow Earth.
Another highly anticipated title in the works is Human Resources, an even “edgier and adult-ier” spinoff from the creators of Big Mouth. The upcoming comedy 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.
Human Resources is co-created and executive produced by Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin; produced by Brutus Pink and Titmouse, Inc.
Starring in the spinoff are Nick Kroll as Maury the Hormone Monster, Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress and David Thewlis as The Shame Wizard, joined by Aidy Bryant, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Keke Palmer and Randall Park.