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With the summer coming to and end, its a very exciting time for avid tv fans. Because everyone's favorite small screen adventures are returning one by one, with this week proving as a jumping off point for a plethora of shows. One of these series that is making a highly anticipated return to regular programming is Comedy Central's always gif-able Broad City. The show usually runs in the spring and summer, although Season 4 was delayed to work around the cast's increasingly busy schedules. But it's finally back this week, and actor Arturo Castro believes it may be the show's best year yet. He recently told us:
I think this is the best season yet, for sure, of Broad City. Because (the break) allowed the writers to really focus on details. We've always had amazing writers, but this season in particular was so well written, and so well punched up.
Do you hear that? It's the collective sounds of the Broad City fandom screaming "Yas Queen!" at their computer screams. While the first three seasons of Broad City were never lacking in laughs, it seems like the break between Season 3 and 4 have left more room for improvement from the writers.
Arturo Castro's comments regarding Season 4 of Broad City is sure to excite the rabid fanbase. I recently had the privilege to speak with him at Netflix' press junket for Season 3 of Narcos, where Castro made a splash playing the villainous David Rodriguez. This is just one example of the workload recently taken on by the cast of Broad City. Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs recently starred in Rough Night (which Downs also wrote). Meanwhile, Abbi Jacobson has been booking some silver screen work of her own, with voice work in The Lego Ninjago Movie and the upcoming drama 6 Balloons opposite Dave Franco.
It should be interesting to see how Broad City's fourth season is punched up in regards to writing. The series took an unexpected and emotional turn in one of Season 3's final episodes, revealing the series' first bonafide dramatic scene. After a hilarious Mrs. Doubtfire inspired debacle at a restaurant, Ilana and Abbi essentially ruined their relationships with Trey and Lincoln respectively. If the series continues to show more heart in the coming season, it would certainly be a game changer for the viral comedy.
As for Jaime himself, Arturo Castro teased where his plot line is going in Season 4. He told me,
He sort of goes through a small little operation that affects the storyline for a few episodes. And I think we have a lot of fun with that.
Well, color me intrigued. Let's just hope that Ilana isn't the one nursing her roommate back to health, we all remember how that worked out for Abbi's wisdom teeth.