Among the new shows that formed Netflix’s original offerings in 2014 was the animated half-hour series BoJack Horseman. Following the trials and tribulations of a curmudgeonly 90s sitcom star 20 years later, and set in a world where human-animal hybrids were a regular part of the population, the series garnered a number of fans critically and commercially. Many were thus excited when the show, which had been praised for its ability to handle both its comedic and dramatic elements deftly, was renewed for a second season by Netflix.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that the second season of the show would make its premiere in its entirety on July 17th. Just like the first season, the second season will consist of 12 half-hour episodes, with Will Arnett reprising his role as the titular character, and Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, Paul F. Tompkins, and Alison Brie returning to voice their respective characters as well. Netflix had this to say about the show’s second season.
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.
Now a trailer for the upcoming season has been released by Netflix ahead of its premiere, and can be seen below.