Everyone’s favorite equine existential crisis took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the return of BoJack Horseman this fall. Season 5 of the Emmy-nominated adult animated series will premiere September 14 on Netflix. The announcement comes with a film noir-inspired first look image, which fines our horsey antihero in a very serious situation.
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the 2D series stars Will Arnett as the voice of BoJack — the washed-up star of the ‘90s sitcom Horsin’ Around who has been trying to muddle his way through cultural irrelevance with self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. What started as a quest for a comeback with the help of his human pal Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent/ex-girlfriend Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris) has taken more experimental turns over the years, consistently winning over critics and audiences with biting humor and, increasingly, emotional depth.
BoJack Horseman has won two Critics Choice TV Awards and two Writers Guild Awards (out of five nominations).
Bob-Waksberg exec produces with Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright; actors Arnett and Paul also serve as exec producers. The series was designed by artist Lisa Hanawalt and is animated by LA-based ShadowMachine. BoJack Horseman is produced by The Tornante Company.
Follow news about the show on Twitter and Instagram @BoJackHorseman.