Netflix Gets Animated With Dark Comedy Series ‘BoJack Horseman’

As Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) continues to expand the variety of its original content, the online streaming service is set to release a new animated series in August. Starring the voices of Will Arnett (of Netflix-resurrected Arrested Development fame), Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, BoJack Horseman is a dark, adult comedy about a washed-up actor that promises some pessimistic punchlines.

As seen in the trailer above, BoJack Horseman is the story of BoJack (Arnett), who starred in the ’90s family sitcom Horsin’ Around and is now a washed-up actor with as many failures in his personal life as in his career. According to IMDb, BoJack now spends his time “living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.” With the help of Todd (Paul) and his former romantic partner Princess Carolyn (Sedaris), BoJack attempts to make a comeback.

The show was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, a member of the Olde English comedy group, who co-wrote and appeared in The Exquisite Corpse Project. Arnett and Paul will serve as executive producers, Entertainment Weekly reports. Arnett, who’s no stranger to voice acting, recently voiced Batman in The Lego Movie and Surly in The Nut Job.

BoJack Horseman will join the ranks of House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, and Orange is the New Black, which released its second season on Friday. Though this is the first animated series targeted at adults that Netflix has produced, the site will welcome a few new animated shows in the fall, including King Julien (a spinoff of the successful Madagascar series of films) and Puss in Boots.

Twelve episodes of BoJack Horseman will be available on Netflix on August 22 at 12:01 a.m.

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