There’s always so much furor surrounding high-profile Netflix series like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and now Daredevil that lots of the streaming service’s less mainstream series get swept under the rug, from today’s premiere of Between to Steven Van Zandt drama Lilyhammer. Luckily, that rarely means the company abandons them. Today, Netflix announced that one of its least well-known shows, animated comedy BoJack Horseman, will drop its second season on July 17.
All 12 episodes in the second season will be available minutes after midnight that Friday. As with the first season, the new batch of episodes will continue the misadventures of aging foal star (like a child star, only equine) BoJack as he navigates a bizarre inversion of Hollywood along with his human roomie Todd (Aaron Paul), feline agent and ex Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris). After the events of last season, BoJack finds himself starring in a Secretariat biopic but struggling to strengthen his personal connections to friends.
Here’s the full press release:
The darkly hilarious, serialized animated adult comedy BoJack Horseman will premiere twelve (12) new episodes exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:01am PST in all territories where Netflix is available. BoJack Horseman Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.
Will Arnett voices BoJack, the legendary 90’s sitcom star, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now starring in his dream movie (a biopic of Secretariat), but humbled by the events of last season, BoJack attempts to use his career second wind as a stepladder to a springboard to becoming a newer, better BoJack. But new challenges on set and in his personal life, and the demons of his past make it difficult to shake off the skin of his previous self. If season one of BoJack Horseman is about a character learning he needs to change, the new season is about whether or not he can. It’s a character in a rut, trying to pull out of that rut, and the rut pulling back. Also, there are lots of surprise guest stars and funny talking animal jokes.
The all-star cast includes Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman, Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez, Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn, Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen and Paul F. Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter.
BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series is Executive Produced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Will Arnett (The Millers, Arrested Development) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) also serve as Executive Producers. BoJack was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and animated by LA-based ShadowMachine. The show is a Tornante Production, brought to life by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company and is only available on Netflix.
BoJack Horseman will ride again July 17.