‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 6 Part 2 Release Date Is Coming Soon and No, We’re Not Ready for the Series Finale Premiere
Quit horsing around — BoJack Horseman is officially ending on Netflix. And from the looks of it, everything could fall apart when the adult animation returns for the second half of the sixth season. The first part set up endgame storylines for everyone, including Diane, Todd, Mr. Peanutbutter, Princess Carolyn, and obviously, BoJack. But after seeing the part 1 finale, the future looks grim. So when is the BoJack Horseman Season 6 Part 2 release date? It’s time to buckle up for the show’s final run.
‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 6 Part 2 release date and time
When Netflix dropped the BoJack Horseman Season 6 trailer, the streaming service revealed the two release dates for parts one and two. The first eight episodes of the season began airing on Oct. 25. And now, fans are waiting for BoJack Horseman Season 6 Part 2 to come back on Jan. 31 at midnight PT.
According to Indiewire, the back half of season 6 will also be eight episodes. Thus, the sixth season will receive a total episode count of 16. Meanwhile, seasons 1-5 were all 12 episodes. And once BoJack Horseman ends on Jan. 31, the Netflix series will have 76 episodes total.
Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg on why ‘BoJack Horseman’ is ending before season 7
On Sept. 24, The Hollywood Reporter announced BoJack Horseman‘s cancellation after six seasons. The publication revealed the choice to end the show was a “creative one” from creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
However, actor Aaron Paul, who voices Todd, hinted there was “nothing we could do about it” on Twitter. He also stated the cancellation was the network’s decision — not the creator’s. “Sadly Netflix thought it was time to close the curtains and so here we are. They gave us a home for 6 beautiful years,” Paul wrote.
Then in an interview with Vulture on Oct. 31, Bob-Waksberg noted BoJack Horseman could have continued past season 7.
“I thought we’d go a couple more years. But you know, it’s a business,” Bob-Waksberg said. “They’ve got to do what’s right for them, and six years is a very healthy run for a TV show. Frankly, I’m amazed we got this far. So I can’t complain. I think if we premiered on any other network, or even on Netflix on any other time than when we did, I don’t know if we would’ve gotten the second season.”
Nevertheless, the creator is still grateful for his six-season run of BoJack Horseman, especially since Netflix gave them a heads up before canceling the series.
Bob-Waksberg explained that when he wrote the first season finale, Netflix’s feedback wanted him to make the ending “more open-ended.” And ever since, Bob-Waksberg wrote each finale in a similar way by including a few clues for the next season.
“Because I was doing this, I asked Netflix a few years ago, ‘Look, do me a favor: If you ever think I should not do that, if you think maybe we’ve reached the end of the road, just give me a heads-up,'” Bob-Waksberg said. “But I said I would appreciate it if I could have the forewarning to give the show a proper finale, and not set up some cliffhangers that will never pay off.”
He continued: “So when they picked up season six, they said, ‘Hey, remember how you asked for that heads-up? We think that this is your heads-up.’ So I’m very grateful that we got that notice.”
Raphael Bob-Waksberg shares his thoughts on how ‘BoJack Horseman’ will end in season 6
Fans may never see BoJack Horseman Season 7, but Bob-Waksberg says the series ending would have likely been the same, whether or not the series was renewed for another season.
“I think if we’d had more seasons, we would’ve gone on more detours to get there, and maybe had time to do a Lenny Turtletaub episode,” he told Vulture. “I feel like we got through a solid ending that I feel good about, and like it’s a nice cap on the show. More or less, we probably would’ve ended up in a similar place.”
But regardless, it appears the creator is happy with how BoJack Horseman ends.
“I want to be very clear that this is an ending. This is a final season, we are building toward an ending. There’s nothing more to do,” Bob-Waksberg said. “I feel very good about the show that we have made, and I think fans should be excited as well. There’s no injustice that needs to be righted as far as I’m concerned, as far as BoJack Horseman is concerned.”