In this post-Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards era, the prospect of a new television series premiering on Netflix isn’t anything to get excited about on its own. Luckily, BoJack Horseman, which premieres next year on the streaming service, has a pretty good hook: It’s an animated series about a self-loathing talking horse voiced by Will Arnett, who has a human sidekick played by Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul and feline ex-girlfriend with the voice of Amy Sedaris. Oh, and it’s designed by acclaimed cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt.
Admit it: It’s your new favorite show already, isn’t it?
Created by comedian and writer Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the 12-episode BoJack Horseman takes its name from Arnett’s character, an alcoholic former television star fallen on hard times who just happens to be a horse, who might have a shot at the big time again — assuming that he doesn’t screw it all up.
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos calls the show — Netflix’s first original animated series aimed at an adult audience — a “brutally funny and unique take on what can happen after pop stardom.” The series will be animated by LA-based studio Shadow Machine from designs created by Hanawalt, a cartoonist whose debut collection, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, was released earlier this year to much acclaim. On Twitter, she responded to the announcement in an entirely appropriate manner: by coming up with horse-based Netflix puns...
BoJack Horseman will debut on Netflix mid-2014