Ian Curtis tried to warn us: Love will tear us apart! And if the “us” in question is a certain class of pubescent animated misfits in the thrall of literal emotional monsters, then you know you’re in for it. Starting with “No Nut November” and continuing through New Years Eve, Big Mouth Season 5 takes on the theme of “Love & Hate” with the introduction of lovebugs and hate worms, amorphous creatures that can shift between the two forms (like caterpillars and butterflies). Ten new 30-min. episodes drop November 5!
In the latest installment of the edgy adult animated comedy, Nick’s lovebug, Walter, pushes Nick to pursue his feelings for Jessi until she publicly rejects him, turning Walter into a hate worm who leads Nick down a dark, rancorous path. Meanwhile, Jessi’s lovebug, Sonya, appears as Jessi gets closer with Ali and eventually wonders if she loves her as more than a friend. Jessi and Ali’s new close bond, and joint co-opting of Missy’s affinity group, sends Missy into her own hate spiral, fueled by hate worm Rochelle. Jealousy, unrequited love, and newfound crushes abound in this new form-breaking season as the Big Mouth teens navigate 8th grade.
Season 5 guest stars include Adam Scott as “Mr. Keating,” Jemaine Clement as “Simon Sex,” Kristen Schaal as “Bernie,” Kumail Nanjiani as “Kumail Nanjiani” and Chloe Fineman as “Leah.” Previously announced guest stars Brandon Kyle Goodman (“Walter”), Keke Palmer (“Rochelle”) and Pamela Adlon (“Sonya”) will also appear in the upcoming Big Mouth spin-off, Human Resources, and their characters will be introduced in this new season.
Created by Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, Big Mouth series stars include John Mulaney as “Andrew,” Kroll as “Nick” (and many others), Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Ayo Edebiri and Jessi Klein. Kroll, Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett are all creators and executive producers on the series.