First trailer released for Bojack Horseman season 4


The first trailer for Bojack Horseman season 4 has been released, and Diane asks what we’re all wondering: Where is its star?

“Has the whole world gone crazy?” Lenny Turtletaub asks in the newly-released season 4 trailer for Bojack Horseman. And the answer looks like a resounding yes.

Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie) leaves a voicemail for the missing Bojack Horseman (Will Arnett). Viewers will remember Bojack admiring a herd of wild horses in the New Mexico desert. But as Diane reveals, the world has kept turning.

First things first, Mr. Peanutbutter is running for Governor! Netflix’s critically-acclaimed cartoon has excelled at satirizing the cult of the celebrity. And given that “dumb-reality-TV-star-turned-politician” is a familiar narrative in today’s world, we should be excited to see where Mr. Peanutbutter’s campaign goes.

(Also, did we just see domestic violence in the Peanutbutter household? What is happening?)

On the flip side, Princess Carolyn, still ironically dating a mouse, looks like she is well on her way to being happy. But if we know anything about how self-destructive the characters of Bojack Horseman can be, unhappiness and strife are surely ahead.

But then there’s Todd. The couch-surfing Zen master continues cruising through his twenties, running into what is sure to be a series of surreal misadventures (and creepy clown dentists, evidently). So Todd is…well, he’s Todd.

Oh, and Bojack may have a daughter.

We saw this unnamed female horse at the end of season 3, trying to look for her potential father. Will she become a new regular character? Is she the key to Bojack’s eventual redemption, if such a thing is possible?

Which brings us back to Bojack. Following his suicide attempt the previous season, fans are biting their nails in anticipation wondering if their favorite celebrity horse is okay.

Bojack Horseman, for how skillfully it satirizes celebrity culture, shines brightest as a show about mental health. Bojack suffers from clinical depression and enough substance abuse issues to kill…well, a horse. His suffering (and more importantly, the suffering he inflicts upon others) leads him deeper and deeper into the cycle of destruction and self-pity.

We are treated to a glimpse of Bojack pulling up to a log cabin in parts unknown. Will this season see him begin to heal and recover, or is he beyond redemption?

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But most importantly, where is Bojack?