BoJack Horseman Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix

When it comes to survival in this modern world, you don’t need weapons, food stockpiles or a plethora of nature skills; you just have to be a Netflix Original series, because those things will never die! The latest quality show to get a much-deserved season renewal is the raunchy and well-structured animated comedy BoJack Horseman, and we can expect Season 3 to debut next year. To celebrate, make yourself a margarita with cocaine on the rim of the glass instead of salt.

Announced at this year’s Television Critics Association summer event, according to Deadline, BoJack Horseman Season 3 will follow in the hoof-steps of Seasons 1 and 2, and it will feature 12 episodes of celebrity-skewing, animal-punning, substance-abusing madness. Sadly, Netflix apparently didn’t announce that show creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and his creative team would be putting together a Halloween special or a Thanksgiving special or a New Year’s Eve special to follow up on last year’s expertly crafted standalone Christmas episode, but maybe that’ll come later. It has to come later!

The renewal comes less than two weeks after Season 2 premiered on July 17, which took a little longer than the four-day span between Season 1 debuting and the second season order. BoJack Horseman is one of those series that it seems like no one is watching or talking about very much, but just about everyone who’s seen it loves it dearly, so I have to lightly wonder what’s guiding Netflix’s decision to keep it going. Season 1 made my Top 10 list last year, and you can bet that Season 2 will be on there this year. The writing is just too good.

As one of the only animated series out there that actually utilizes a serialized format, Season 2 of BoJack Horseman followed Will Arnett’s former sitcom star achieving a dream job of playing his hero Secretariat in a biopic, although the results leave much to be desired, and he’s now dating a network executive owl, Wanda, voiced by Lisa Kudrow. (The “real” Secretariat is voiced by John Krasinski.) As well, BoJack finds his friendship/rivalry with the sitcom star dog Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins) reaching an apex in ways that sometimes involve Alison Brie’s Diane and sometimes don’t. Also starring Aaron Paul, this season featured voicework from Philip Baker Hall, Stephen Colbert, Alan Arkin (as the death-faking J.D. Salinger), director Rian Johnson, Tatiana Maslany and about a billion more celebs and comedians.

2016 can’t come soon enough, although Netflix has an abundance of other shows to horse around with until BoJack Horseman Season 3 arrives, including Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp, Longmire Season 4, the sketch series With Bob and David, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and many more.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.