Woah! Netflix Renews BoJack Horseman

By Tim Surette

Aug 26, 2014

Would lukewarm reviews keep Netflix from renewing its new animated comedy BoJack Horseman? Neigh!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming-video service has renewed the cartoon just a few days after all 12 episodes of Season 1 debuted on Friday. The show's Season 2 order is for a dozen more episodes.

BoJack Horseman follows a former 1990s sitcom star who has fallen on hard times and is caught in a downward spiral of alcoholism and self-destruction. He also happens to be a horse. Will Arnett leads a star-studded voice cast as the title character, with Emmy winner Aaron Paul playing BoJack's human pal Todd and Amy Sedaris playing BoJack's agent and ex-girlfriend who's also a cat. Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins are also part of the cast.

Netflix appears to be a cushy place to create a TV series. The up-and-coming network has been awfully forgiving with its original programming (has it every canceled anything?), renewing more niche-friendly (and if you ask me, lesser) projects like BoJack Horseman and Hemlock Grove alongside the higher-profile House of Cards and the critically acclaimed Orange Is the New Black.  

Have you checked out BoJack Horseman? If so, what do you think of the series?

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  • youngnan Sep 03, 2014

    YAY by 1000

    This is so surprisingly good once you give it a chance. It beat Archer Vice for me.

  • B-a-n-e Aug 28, 2014

    Is he a horse - or does he just have the head of a horse?

  • mrjimmyjames Aug 28, 2014

    reminds me of a certain Ren and Stimpy character...

  • JT_Kirk Aug 27, 2014

    All you need to succeed on Netflix right now is to be cheap and just different enough, while still feeling like another network's material.

    I keep forgetting it exists, a couple folks I met last weekend were recommending it (we were at an impromptu Doctor Who viewing party -- NERRRRRRDS!) but for whatever reason, it isn't sticking in my mind. This is the reason Netflix needs to release these on a set schedule with marketing, build a brand.

  • sunnysfunny Aug 27, 2014

    I watched the second episode yesterday. I'm enjoying it so far! (I'd definitely be further into the series by now if I had the time).

  • No1Slayerette Aug 27, 2014

    What are people's initial thoughts on the series? Anyone seen much of it?

  • No1Slayerette Sep 03, 2014

    I guess I'll answer my own question then. Much like Orange Is The New Black before it, I didn't intend to watch BoJack Horseman, but because I'm a huge television fan and have been very interested in the way Netflix is changing the landscape of television I thought I owed it a shot. And much like Orange Is The New Black, I became instantly obsessed and finished the series yesterday.

    If people are looking for a comedy, I wouldn't say this is for them. Like Orange Is The New Black, it's probably marketed as a comedy series because they are easier to sell, but BoJack transcends it's cartoon animation to be much more than anything you would ever find on Adult Swim. It's very thought-provoking and depressing, mostly dealing with the darker side of the entertainment industry (which in turn, does provide it's own laughs if you are into that sort of thing) and its characters. Cannot wait for season two, having BoJack and Diane working together on The Secretariat will be interesting

  • modernfamily120 Aug 27, 2014

    They canceled some original comedy they had actually. I'd never heard of it until I was looking at a list of Netflix original programs on Wikipedia. It's not even on Netflix anymore.

  • Thanatos360 Aug 27, 2014

    Never even heard of this series.

  • Brady120 Aug 26, 2014

    I thought this was going to be bad, but I watched it and it's actually pretty funny. Mr. Peanutbutter is the best character name ever! :)

  • X-Rayden Aug 27, 2014

    he is always happy to see you!