Sometimes it pays to pester famous people — or even famous ponies — on Twitter. Netflix and BoJack Horseman are making good use of one Twitter user’s excitement, and are galloping to reveal a release date for Season 5 of the erstwhile equine’s lowbrow adventures.
An exasperated BoJack bit back on Twitter after being asked, for the 9,999,999th time (so he says), when Netflix will finally let Season 5 out of the gate.
Voiced by Will Arnett, BoJack — the washed-up star of the old-school '90s sitcom Horsin’ Around — staggers through a haze of ambition-free Hollywood ennui, half-drunk and searching in all the wrong places for the break that’ll make him relevant once more. At his side are his human roommate Todd (voiced by Aaron Paul) and the very catty Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), his agent and former girlfriend.
Season 4 left off with BoJack bouncing back from rock bottom, retrenching his lapsed relationship with Princess Carolyn just in time for a last-second dust-up that left things hanging by the slenderest of straws. Netflix’s teaser image for Season 5 finds BoJack at some kind of party, wounded and bleeding at the business end of a gun. Is he dreaming? Is Season 5 heading toward a parallel-universe storyline that plays out only in BoJack’s head? And just who is that devious lizard lady?
We don’t know the answers to these burning questions, but we’re hoping that after all the progress he’s made of late, BoJack will be feeling his oats and back on his hind feet when Season 5 hits Netflix. The streaming service hasn’t given an official word on an episode count (to date, there’ve been 12 episodes in each season), but at least we know when to tune in: BoJack Horseman returns to Netflix on Sept. 14.