Netflix has slowly been getting into original television programming, and has achieved some successes with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. So it should be no surprise they’re branching out into adult animation, and their latest original show, Bojack Horseman, has a lot of familiar voices.
Arrested Development star Will Arnett plays Bojack, a once popular TV horse actor who hasn’t been working in a while and has developed a drinking problem. It seems he’s surrounded by a mixture of both humans and animals as his ex-wife and agent is a cat voiced by Amy Sedaris, while it looks like his daughter or ex-girlfriend (voiced by Alison Brie) is a human who’s now dating a dog, and he’s got a human friend in the character voiced by Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who suggests maybe there’s a loveable guy under that gruff horse exterior. Here’s that trailer:
This looks like it has the potential to be funny, while it also looks less scattershot than a lot of the Adult Swim shows, which tend to focus on more on bizarre details and sometimes anti-humor for its punchlines. But as it comes from the relatively unknown Raphael Bob-Waksberg, who seems to have gotten his start in sketch comedy, it’s hard to say where it will go. There’s been a lot of great animated shows since The Simpsons and South Park changed how people looked at animation, so it’s possible this could be amazing. But there’s also been tons of shows like Drawn Together… Bojack Horseman debuts August 22.
What’s your favorite animated show?