Barely a a week after Netflix launched the first season of BoJack Horseman, the streaming site has confirmed it will saddle up for a second run with 12 new episodes set for release sometime next year.
Voiced by Arrested Development’s Will Arnett, BoJack Horseman is a washed up former sitcom star who is desperately trying to mount a comeback into the A-list. When he’s not endlessly drinking and re-watching DVDs of his 90s hit TV show (Horsing Around), BoJack is at odds with his part-time girlfriend/agent and his stoner housemate Todd (voiced by Aaron Paul). To make matters worse, BoJack has writers block and is forced to have his autobiography etched out by professional ghostwriter Diana (voiced by Alison Brie). To add insult to his perceived injury, BoJack finds himself falling in love with her despite the fact she’s engaged to his TV sitcom rival Mr Peanutbutter.
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, this darkly tinted comedy is a real gem and I couldn’t be happier that another batch of episodes are going into production. In typical cartoon fashion the world of humans anthropomorphic animals coexisting isn’t explained, that’s about as typical as events get as this is a cartoon aimed squarely at grown-ups. The subject matter of a one time star circling the celebrity scrapheap is nothing new, but loaded with warped satire and likeable characters the whole endeavour feels wonderfully fresh. If you have a Netflix account I would urge you to give BoJack Horseman a go, stick with it for a couple of episodes as it might take you a while to warm to its charms.