Season 4 of Bojack Horseman is officially set to premiere, later this year. Through its first three seasons on Netflix, Bojack Horseman has arguably claimed its place as one of the weirdest, funniest, and saddest shows on TV. The animated story of a depressed, washed-up former sitcom star - who happens to be a talking horse, voiced by Will Arnett - is set in a Hollywood in which humans and animals co-mingle seamlessly. The show has thus far have traded off absurdist humor with often-sharp Hollywood satire, along with material that’s gotten incredibly dark at times.
The first three seasons of Bojack, which was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, all debuted on Netflix in the summer, with Season 1 starting in August of 2014 and the second and third years both beginning in July. There hadn’t been any indication that Bojack season 4 would be arriving at the same time this year - but now we know the series’ next arrival date.
Season 4 of Bojack Horseman will debut on Netflix September 8, as confirmed by the following tweet from the show’s official Twitter account. BoJack Horseman season 4 was officially ordered by Netflix a year back, in July of 2016.
— BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) July 10, 2017
When we last left Bojack Horseman in season 3, the eponymous horse’s attempts at an Oscar nomination for his Secretariat biopic went down in flames, thanks to a familiar mix-up that presaged the La La Land/Moonlight switcheroo by several months. We also saw the drug-related death of Bojack's old co-star Sarah Lynn (voiced by Kristen Schaal) and a hint that Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins) will be undertaking a political campaign, running for the governorship of California.
The extra wait for a new season will likely only up the anticipation for more Bojack Horseman. BoJack season 3 featured probably the series’ best episode (set at an underwater film festival that was nearly completely silent), while the BoJack character's season 3 arc was one of the show’s strongest. The series has shown no signs of slowing down yet, and its premise is one likely to yield even more great ideas.
Sure, putting up the new Bojack episodes at the same time the fall TV season is getting off the ground may be something of a risk. But then again, these days there’s really no such thing anymore as a slow time of the TV calendar. And Bojack Horseman is so different from everything else on TV, season 4 is unlikely to be hurt by network sitcom competition.
Bojack Horseman season 4 premieres September 8 on Netflix.