Netflix is continuing their aggressive push into originals with a new animated series.
Following on from the recent series orders that the streaming giant handed out to 5 projects from Marvel and a drama from the creative team behind FX’s Damages, Netflix has ordered a new 12 episode animated series titled BoJack Horseman, which hails from Raphael Bob-Waksberg and will feature the voices of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris and Aaron Paul. BoJack Horseman will premiere in all territories where Netflix has a presence – including the US and the UK – in mid 2014.
Created by Bob-Waksberg, BoJack Horseman tells the story of BoJack (Will Arnett), the legendary star of the 1990’s family favorite situation comedy “Horsin’ Around” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, with the help of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed to again make his mark on the world of entertainment. The series is being produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company with Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen, Noel Bright, Will Arnett and Aaron Paul serving as executive producers.
“BoJack Horseman is a brutally funny and unique take on what can happen after pop stardom,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Raphael has created an amazing set of characters voiced by some of the best comics and actors in the world. We’re delighted to be partnering with Michael Eisner in delivering BoJack exclusively to Netflix members around the world.”