Soon to be entering the realms of adult-focused animated comedy shows on the market, Netflix‘s first effort in the genre (ignoring the more family-centred snail effort Turbo Fast), original series BoJack Horseman, has moved a step closer this week with a new official trailer.
Starring Will Arnett (Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Lego Movie), the new show will focus on the life of a humanised horse attempting to live off the glory of being the star of ’90s Nickelodeon show Horsin’ Around, traversing the celebrity-powered world of Hollywood and attempting to remain recognised 20 years on from his main role.
Also lending voices to the show are Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Alison Brie (Mad Men), Paul F. Tompkins (Tangled), and Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy), with oversight of the project coming from creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Save Me).
With the programme set for a now-traditional ‘all in one’ season premiere on Netflix (with 12 full-length instalments being introduced at once), a start date for watching in all Netflix markets has been designated for 22 August.
An official description by Netflix of the ‘darkly hilarious, irreverent, serialized, animated comedy for adults’ reads: ”Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the ’90s … 20 years later. Set in an L.A. where humans and anthropomorphic animal-people coexist, “BoJack Horseman” is about one man (well, horse-man) who peaked too early and must figure out what to do next. Starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul. BoJack Horseman, a Netflix original series, launches on August 22 in all Netflix territories.”
The new trailer for the animated comedy can be seen in full below, but performance-wise will BoJack Horseman be able to stray clear of too many stereotype-based jokes, yes or neigh?