Aaron Paul’s hot streak isn’t over just yet. After snagging his third Emmy last night for “Breaking Bad,” the executive producer of Netflix’s just-released animated series got some more good news today: the series has been picked up for a 12-episode second season.
The first season debuted Friday, August 22, and while Netflix is sticking with tradition by not releasing any numbers as to how it’s performed, it seems like a safe bet the show did well. That, or Netflix wants to remain in business with the likes of Paul and Will Arnett (who voices the main character).
“Bojack Horseman” tracks the exploits of a washed up ’80s sitcom star looking for meaning to his now “ordinary” life. Its main hook is apparent from the show’s title: it’s about a horse who acts like a man. The conceit is extended to many more animals in this alternate universe created by Raphael-Bob Waksberg. Whales are news anchors. Seals are Navy SEALS (“Bojack” loves its puns). Cats are cops and celebrity agents.
All of this adds up to a show chock full of excellent guest actors. Everyone from Patton Oswalt to Naomi Watts lend their vocal talents to the first season, and it’s just enough to get a “thumbs up” from Indiewire. In our review we wrote “it sure beats being kicked in the urethra,” referencing a speech Bojack makes in the show’s opening scene that also serves as a ringing endorsement if we’ve ever given one.
“Bojack Horseman” Season 1 is available now, exclusively on Netflix.