Preview: BoJack Horseman Season 5

In an increasingly crowded market, Bojack Horseman might the funniest, most moving grown-up cartoon on the internet. Bojack (voiced by Will Arnett) is a talking horse who hit the big time as the star of a saccharine ‘90s sitcom called Horsin’ Around but is now in his 50s, washed-up and spending too much time boozing and moping about his huge LA apartment.

He lives in Hollywoo, so named because Bojack knocked the ‘D’ off the Hollywood, and is guided through life by his almost equally dysfunctional friends. The Netflix show is hilarious yet dark, at times seeming more like a drama than a comedy. The show has been created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series’ first season premiered on August 22, 2014, on Netflix.

BoJack Horseman Season 5 Release Date: When is it coming?

The show was renewed for its fifth season just weeks after the fourth season became available to stream on Netflix. The news was unveiled in two titillating ways. First, Will Arnett tweeted a photo of the series’ first episode, penned by Kate Purdy, who’s been writing sporadically for the show since 2014. That back in September, suggesting work had been underway on the season for some time. Oh, if only we could know the contents of that script!

There was also an official video from Netflix around the same time. In the cartoon clip, we see a close-up of Bojack’s phone as he receives a string of texts from a contact saved as “clingy Netflix exec”. The messages read: “Hey Bojack, it’s Netflix… We would have called but we remember how angry you were last time we interrupted your nap… Anyway, big news!… You’re back for a Season 5! See keep up the good work and see you on set soon!”

The season will probably arrive this September, but it has not been officially confirmed, but that’s the month that previous seasons have became available for streaming on Netflix.

BoJack Horseman Season 5 Cast: Who is in it?

All of the main cast members will be back for the fifth season. Who else could voice sardonic Bojack but Will Arnett? Aaron Paul will be back as dopey Todd, while Amy Sedaris will once again voice the sassy yet pragmatic Princess Carolyn. Chuck in Paul F. Thomas as relentlessly earnest Mr. Peanutbutter (also a ‘90s sitcom star – and a dog) and Alison Brie as his wife, the writer Diane Nyugen, for a fifth season that’ll reunite the gang.

BoJack Horseman Season 5 Plot: What is it about?

We left Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter as they attempted to navigate the ups and downs of their relationship, with mixed results, while Bojack became closer to Hollyhock, a 17-year-old who’s recently entered his life. So, it would be fair to expect we’ll see those relationships continue to deepen.

For all Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter’s rough patches, there’s a mutual understanding that suggests they can stay the course. Less certain is the future of Bojack and Hollyhock’s relationship. At the end of season four, she told him that didn’t need a “father” figure but could maybe do with a “brother”. Given that she’s a preternaturally smart and mature 17-year-old and he’s an overgrown man-child, that dynamic could be mutually beneficial.

The last time we saw goofy Todd and switched-on Princess Carolyn, he was giving her life advice, so Bojack Horseman is all about role-reversals right now. As with all good dramas, the writers know characters’ relationships must ebb, flow and develop – as in real life – to keep things moving.

BoJack Horseman Season 5 Trailer

The trailer for the fifth season is not out yet, but is expected to be out soon. So, keep checking back with us, this section will be updated when it arrives. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer for the previous season.

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