Netflix has released the first full trailer for Bojack Horseman Season 2, and from the looks of things, BoJack is looking to get on the straight and narrow. The trailer gives us a brief taste of what BoJack went through in the last season, including his complicated relationship with his ghost writer and an continuing attempt to shake the calcified ego he’s had since headlining a once-beloved sitcom; think Charles in Charge with a talking colt and you’re in the vicinity. What the trailer teases about Season 2 is seemingly in line with the same dry yet absurdist tone that Season 1 of Raphael Bob-Waksberg‘s admirably loopy animated comedy. There’s an engaging frivolity to the occasionally very dark humor, but the backbone of this inventive, guffaw-generating show is the wild, untamed emotions and thoughts of BoJack and his cadre of hesitant supporters, with Bob-Waksberg using human-animal hybrids as a reflection of the unique and odd feelings that denote the terminally unsatisfied. Yes, that’s me, defending an animated program featuring a cat-person who works as a flustered agent as meaningful and artistically substantial.
Here’s the trailer:
Check out the official synopsis below:
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.
BoJack Horseman Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on July 17th.