If you were afraid that there will be no more good times mixed with existential dread in the form of this show, we got good news for you. BoJack is coming back for season 4, and here’s all you need to know about the upcoming season.
Netflix seems to be throwing out one hit after the other, and their critically praised comedy “BoJack Horseman” is one of those hits. What speaks best of the shows popularity is probably the fact that season four has been announced fresh on the heels of the release of season 3.
In this season, we follow BoJack Horseman in his attempts to get an Oscar for his movie “Secretariat” which takes him along the way into even darker depths than the last season. Given the ending of the third season (no spoilers, we promise) – a bombshell dropped in the last minutes – looking at the plot, the fourth season almost had to happen.
The announcement for season 4 was made on their official Twitter account with words “guys. season 4… it’s happening! #ibingedtoohardlastnight #thankyoutomyfans #hopeyouarelovingseason3”
For those who know nothing about BoJack, this is really a special show. If you never watched it before, the premise is interesting enough, at the beginning you meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s, but 20 years after his peak. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show “Horsin’ Around” but now he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about life, society and everything else to his friends who are also anthropomorphic animals. This adult animated series captured the attention of its growing fan base with a relatable and unique approach to life’s big issues, especially when it comes to mental health concerns.
It’s really not a secret that very few shows address these issues, so having this show around for another season is definitely a great thing, plus this idea of dealing with such issues in an animated show apparently resonated well with viewers.
Even though the first season didn’t do well with the critics who stated that BoJack “pales in comparison to similar comedies”, the improvement is clearly visible in season three. Critical consensus for the newest season is that it is “one of the funniest and most heartbreaking shows on television”.
And because of that change in the public opinion, Netflix gave the green light for season 4. Now, Netflix seems very secretive with their non-Stranger Things/House of Cards shows in general, so we have very few details about the upcoming season, but, rumors are afloat, so here’s what we gathered.
The creator of this show, Bob-Waksberg, stated a while ago that the majority of season 4 was written before the 2016 election, but that there is a lot of room for the show to be influenced by the results. He doesn’t plan to poke at it too much, not when, in his opinion, there are more serious and real problems to deal with.
Plot-wise, we only have rumors and those are claiming that season 4 will be filled with revelations, especially about BoJack himself. Allegedly he will, at last, reveal his secret daughter. When you think about the third season and a mysterious lady that appeared – everybody thought it was her, and we will probably get to know for sure in the upcoming season. Still, it remains unclear who the mother might be, or if these speculations are even true…
Also, among the fans, there are claims that in season 4 we can expect less of Mr. Peanutbutter and more of Margo Martindale. The main culprit for this one was the poll posted on the official Twitter page on BoJack Horseman, where fans got to vote what they would like to see in the new season. “More Margo Martindale” was at the top with 39% of votes, while behind were “Everything is Underwater” with 28% of votes, “100% less Mr.Peanutbutter” with 20% of votes, and “50% less Mr. Peanutbutter” was at the bottom with 13 percent.
When it comes to release date, Netflix has not announced it yet, but our guess is that it will be sometime in August 2017. The first season debuted in August, and the other two came in July, but, since Netflix is pretty busy with Stranger Things and Narcos, we think July is simply not realistic.
What we do know, is that the crew will not change. Creator and executive producer Raphael Bob-Walksberg is not changing the winning team, so Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright will stay as executive producers along with Arnett and Paul. The beloved voice cast stays the same as well and includes Will Arnett as BoJack, Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn, Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez, Paul F. Tompkins as Mr.Peanutbutter and Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen.