There will definitely be a BoJack Horseman season 6, as series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg takes to Twitter as his titular creation to make the announcement. Back when Netflix was just preparing to shake up the television and film industry by launching its own original content, you’d be hard-pressed to think that one of the streaming services’ best programs would be an animated series about an alcoholic anthropomorphic horse voiced by Will Arnett. But, five seasons later, here we are, and BoJack is definitely one of the best shows Netflix has going for it.
BoJack Horseman is coming off of a critically successful fifth season that might proves the show is by no means slowing down. Season 5 not only managed to offer some trenchant but funny observations about the current climate in and around the entertainment industry in the wake of the #MeToo movement, but it also pushed its characters into some significant life changes. Season 5 also offered up what is perhaps one of the best written single episodes of any television show so far this year with ‘Free Churro,’ in which Bojack delivers a funny, melancholy eulogy of his late mother for roughly 26 minutes.
But Bob-Waksberg and his writing team aren’t done yet, as the creator pointed out on Twitter today, in conjunction with an official release from Netflix. Take a look at the tweet below:
The tweet manages to perfectly capture the biting sarcasm of BoJack Horseman and the crushing disappointment of receiving an edible arrangement as a way of celebrating any sort of achievement. Though as a viewer it’s hard not to take the news a little more seriously and, certainly, to treat it with a more appropriate response.
The series itself is a constant surprise, as through five seasons now BoJack Horseman has managed to revisit similar themes surrounding BoJack and his supporting cast of Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie), Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins), Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), and Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul) without walking over the same narrative over and over again. Instead, each season seems to bring new opportunities for the characters to grow (or not) and to discover the reasons why they are they way they are. Season 5 seemed to end on a major turning point for BoJack, which may take season 6 into some new territory.
BoJack Horseman season 6 will stream on Netflix in 2019.