Netflix renewed its critically acclaimed comedy BoJack Horseman for Season 4 fresh on the heels of the premiere of its third run last year. The streaming service giant has yet to start promoting the show’s return but we already know what the new episodes will be like and it looks like the animated series is slightly steering away from its celebrity bubble.
Showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg revealed BoJack Horseman Season 4 had largely been written before the November 2016 election of President Donald Trump so some of the next season’s episodes would be influenced by the changing political climate in America. But instead of focusing on the “small hypocrisies of rich liberals,” he said he wanted to shed more light on how the nation was coping with the election of the former GOP nominee. And although the fate of Season 4 is still in the air, Bob-Waksberg says he’d very much take the opportunity to tackle more of this if Netflix grants them another full season.
“I think BoJack is definitely very much about kind of the burdens of being comfortable,” Bob-Waksberg said in a past interview. “I don’t know if those are the kinds of stories we’re going to be as interested in moving forward. I know I’m certainly less interested in exploring the small hypocrisies of rich liberals.”
Hopefully, the entire regular voice cast will reprise their roles on Season 4. That includes Will Arnett as BoJack, Amy Sedaris as talent agent/cat Princess Carolyn, Aaron Paul as BoJack’s hanger-on best friend Todd, Alison Brie as the brainy Diane, and Paul Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter.
We don’t know yet which celebrities are making a cameo next season but considering the number of real world celebrity and pop culture cameos in the past, fans can expect there will be some in the upcoming episodes as well. There will likely be impersonations too.
even though i was cut from the final edit of the Famous video i bear no ill will toward Mr. @kanyewest. pic.twitter.com/2Y509kf7cF
— BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) August 29, 2016
Netflix hasn’t announced yet when exactly the show returns on the platform but sometime in August seems the most likely BoJack Horseman Season 4 release date. The first season debuted on the same month while the next two came in July. An earlier release date is possible, but it seems not plausible since the company hasn’t started promoting the new season yet.
— BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) July 22, 2016
As for its fifth season, there are no indications at this point of Netflix renewing the animated series. While it did repeatedly say that BoJack Horseman is one of the service’s most popular shows, there’s no guarantee of further renewal especially since the company doesn’t release any actual numbers about its shows. Netflix recently started canceling a number of its original shows as well including high-rated show Sense8 and ambitious musical drama The Get Down so who knows?
We’ll be sure to keep you updated here at The BitBag though once we get new information. For now, let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Are you excited for the BoJack Horseman Season 4 release? How would you like the show to tackle political issues? Which celebrities would you like to make a cameo? Leave your comments below!