BoJack Horseman is a miracle. Netflix’s silly talking animal series is one of the funniest television shows out there right now, so full of brilliant sight gags and clever wordplay and imaginative slapstick. But this is a silly talking animal show with ambitions. In the outlandish world of “Hollywoo,” characters grow and change and evolve. They face dark truths. They grapple with inner demons. They contend with the emotional collateral damage they leave in their wake. And the show does all of this while being formally daring, experimenting with style and format and embracing the Netflix model to play and be bold. It’s the best show to ever bear Netflix’s name.
Like the show itself, this trailer doesn’t play by your silly little rules. The title character of the show, voiced to perfection by Will Arnett, barely shows up in this footage at all! While he’s off on a road trip to find himself in the wake of personal tragedy (as seen at the end of season 3), his circle of friends take the spotlight and continue their odd, sometimes melancholic and sometimes joyous lives. Just in case you forgot where the show left everyone, Diane (Alison Brie) supplies a voice over to remind you of the finer points.
This trailer is a testament to just how strong the BoJack Horseman supporting cast has become – the lead doesn’t figure into the marketing at all and I don’t even care. I’m too invested in everyone else.
BoJack Horseman season 4 drops on September 8, 2017.