In the Know

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In the Know
Genre
  • Animation
  • Comedy
Created by
Directed by
  • Brandon Gardner
  • Zach Woods
Voices of
ComposerEldad Guetta
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Melanie Coombs
  • Jen Chuck
Editors
  • Hamilton Barrett
  • Kelly Lyon
Production companies
Original release
NetworkPeacock
ReleaseJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)

In the Know is an American adult stop-motion political satire television series developed by Zach Woods, Mike Judge and Brandon Gardner, and stars the voices of Woods, Judge, Caitlin Reilly, Carl Tart, J. Smith-Cameron, and Charlie Bushnell. The series is centered around the staff of an NPR program. It was released onto Peacock on January 25, 2024, and is notable for being the service's first original adult animated series.[1][2]

Cast[edit]

Interviewees[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"I'm No Hero"Brandon Gardner and Zach WoodsZach Woods and Brandon GardnerJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)
Lauren allows an unhoused man to use the station's bathroom, and he occupies it the entire day. Interviews include Kaia Gerber discussing how she learned to walk for modelling and Jonathan Van Ness disputing the title "the Malcolm X of the gay community".
2"Whose House?"Brandon Gardner and Zach WoodsBilly Domineau and Collier MeyersonJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)
It's pledge week, and Lauren meets Gene, the station's biggest donor. Meanwhile, Fabian finds her temporary job "boring", and Sandy shows interest in the donor station. Interviews: Ken Burns, Finn Wolfhard, Norah Jones
3"Very Gross"Brandon Gardner and Zach WoodsEmmy Blotnick and Emman SadorraJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)
Despite his nauseous listeners, Lauren finally gets to interview his dream guests Tegan and Sara, and Fabian dedicates herself to a new cause. Interviews: Tegan and Sara, Nicole Byer
4"Portrait of a Safety Rep on Fire"Brandon Gardner and Zach WoodsBrandon GardnerJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)
Lauren is no long allowed to donate to the sperm bank, Fabian and Carl compete to be temporary safety rep, and Barb searches for the perfect chair. Interviews: Roxane Gay, Mike Tyson.
5"Yogurt Week"Brandon Gardner and Zach WoodsJen Chuck and Ronnie AdrianJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)
Lauren calls for a racial reckoning, Sandy receives a transplant, and Fabian conducts a pre-interview with Jorge Masvidal.
6"Thinksgiving"Brandon Gardner and Zach WoodsZach Woods and Brandon GardnerJanuary 25, 2024 (2024-01-25)
Lauren's son visits for Thanksgiving, the staff gathers at the station to watch the parade, and Lauren gets an impromptu interview with Hugh Laurie. Fabian has to choose between her career and her family.

Reception[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 77% of thirteen critics' reviews are positive.[3] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the first season a score of 69 out of 100, based on seven critics.[4]

Melissa Camacho of Common Sense Media gave the series a 4 out of 5.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hale, Mike (January 24, 2024). "'In the Know' Review: This American Narcissist". The New York Times – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ Han, Angie (January 24, 2024). "'In the Know' Review: Peacock's Droll Stop-Motion NPR Send-Up From Mike Judge and Zach Woods". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ "In the Know". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2024-03-26.
  4. ^ "In The Know". Metacritic. Retrieved 2024-03-26.
  5. ^ Movie & TV reviews for parents. "In the Know TV Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. Retrieved 2024-03-24.

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