As I recently discussed in our ranking of Netflix’s best original series, BoJack Horseman is the product of an ambitious distributor and production house putting money into an idea that might look crazy on paper. Amongst the major networks out there, no one in a million years would have said yes to an animated melodrama about a horse-person celebrity trying to galvanize his stagnant career while coping with a monstrous substance-abuse problem and deep-seated self-loathing. Maybe FX or Comedy Central would have asked for a pilot, but Netflix seems to be exactly the place where a show as daring, moving, strange, and uproarious as BoJack Horseman could reach a third season with eyes pointed at a fourth one as well.
The latest trailer for BoJack Horseman Season 3, which you can take a look at below, underlines the ambition of the series, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Where the last two seasons focused on the trials and travails of the titular animal-celebrity, voiced by Arrested Development breakout and generally hilarious person Will Arnett, the new season will finally give the washed-up sitcom actor what he always wanted: fame. The third season of the series will see BoJack being heralded for his performance as Secretariat, voiced by John Krasinski in flashbacks, which leads him to a possible Oscar win and a new swarm of activity and possibilities for the not-so-steady horse-actor.
As one can see from the trailer, BoJack will have to face up to the fact that fame is not such a great prize outside of its fiscal value, as the anxiety of being famous can easily corrode who you are in private life and, by extension, push away those who are closest to you. Of course, there will also be plenty of big laughs, as fans of the show have become happily accustomed to, but per usual with Netflix’s miraculous animated series, no gag is made without a little bit of existential sting following.
Here’s the trailer for BoJack Horseman Season 3: