When the bittersweet series finale of BoJack Horseman debuted on Netflix in January 2020, fans were left wondering – could there be potential for the critically acclaimed animated dramedy to someday return for a hypothetical seventh season? Or has the show, which netted nominations for three Critics Choice TV awards over its six-season run, truly ridden off into the sunset for good?
Centered around Will Arnett’s titular equine protagonist, a washed up 90s sitcom star struggling with addiction and depression in modern-day Hollywood, BoJack Horseman blended hilarious animal puns with raw emotional drama. Lauded for tackling mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse with empathy, the show followed BoJack’s painful road to healing as he ultimately sought redemption through sobriety and self-improvement.
BoJack Horseman Season 7 Release Date
BoJack’s journey concluded with him serving a prison sentence but ready to start fresh. Supporting characters like Aaron Paul’s Todd, Alison Brie’s Diane, and Amy Sedaris’ Princess Carolyn also ended season 6 with hopeful new chapters ahead. Still, the open-ended nature of the finale left plenty of room for more stories should Netflix ever revive the series.
Back when BoJack’s final season was first announced to be its last, show creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg initially indicated he felt the show had enough steam for a few more years at least. Ultimately the writers repurposed ideas for a true finale, but loose plot threads around unseen characters offer potential for new growth. Perhaps BoJack could mentor Sharona, the now-teenage orphan he nearly adopted. Diane’s struggles with her ethnicity and marriage could be further explored. We may check in on the ever-peppy Mr. Peanutbutter finding new zany ventures.
|Adult animation, comedy-drama
|Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris
|No. of seasons
|No. of episodes
|August 22, 2014 – January 31, 2020
|Los Angeles (fictionalized as “Hollywoo”)
|BoJack Horseman, washed-up star of 1990s sitcom “Horsin’ Around” trying to reignite celebrity status
Is BoJack Horseman officially over?
Alas, since the show first aired on Netflix beginning in 2014 before ending in early 2020, no indications of renewal have come from the streaming giant. And key cast members like Will Arnett and Alison Brie have already moved on to major new projects, with Arnett starring in the 2022 box office smash The Batman.
Still, devoted fans continue to be on Reddit threads and media websites about if and when their beloved show might return. The artistry and emotional impact of BoJack certainly left its hoofprint on the animation landscape. Even if the show doesn’t officially continue, it opened the door for more adult-oriented animated comedies tackling substantial themes.
How old is BoJack Horseman at the end?
BoJack Horseman doesn’t have a definite age that is revealed in the show. However, based on context clues throughout the series, fans estimate his age to be somewhere in his 50s by the end of the final season. He was born in the 1960s or 1970s, meaning he would be around 50-60 years old when the show concludes.
Though his exact age isn’t clearly stated, the show spans over decades, allowing viewers to see BoJack age from a young, up-and-coming actor to a troubled has-been focused on maintaining sobriety and taking responsibility for his actions. So while we don’t know his precise age, we can assume BoJack is likely a man in his 50s by the show’s poignant finale focusing on his personal growth
What is the best season of BoJack Horseman?
Though each season brings incredible character development and hard-hitting themes, many fans and critics argue BoJack Horseman’s best season is its penultimate fifth season. This season showcases BoJack finally seeking help through rehab and therapy while facing the consequences of his past behavior, such as when he is shunned from Hollywoo after allegations surface. Meanwhile, Princess Carolyn prioritizes her new family, and Diane explores her identity outside of Mr. Peanutbutter.
When did BoJack Horseman finish?
BoJack Horseman aired its sixth and final season on Netflix in two parts – the first half was released on October 25, 2019 and the second on January 31, 2020, officially concluding the show’s impressive six-season run. The series finale, simply titled “Nice While It Lasted,” brought closure to BoJack’s story as he embraces sobriety and tries making amends, even accepting jail time for his misdeeds.
Though open-ended, the finale emphasizes BoJack learning to be at peace without knowing what comes next. After over 80 hilarious, hard-hitting, and sometimes heartbreaking episodes, Raphael Bob-Waksberg ultimately decided the time felt right to end the show, allowing this animated journey exploring depression, addiction, fame, and the human condition to finish on a hopeful yet realistic note almost exactly three years ago now.
How long is BoJack Horseman in total?
BoJack Horseman consists of 6 seasons that aired on Netflix between 2014 and 2020. In total across all seasons, there are 77 episodes of the show, with each episode having an approximate runtime of 25 minutes. This means that the total length of BoJack Horseman as an entire series adds up to around 32 hours. Typically, each season contains 12 or 13 episodes – the first season uniquely had 6 introductory episodes.
Over the course of its 6-year stretch from premiere to finale, viewers followed along not just for the humor but to witness BoJack’s complex and emotional journey across over 3 decades on the show spanned through flashbacks. So for those interested in the complete series up through its poignant conclusion, they can expect about a day and a half of commitment – but for most fans, diving into BoJack Horseman ends up as one of the most worthwhile television viewing experiences recent memory, regardless of its total runtime.
For now, with Raphael Bob-Waksberg busy creating new acclaimed shows like Undone, the odds of BoJack Horseman rising again feel slim. Yet never say never – perhaps someday interest and scheduling could align to revisit these troubled yet endearing characters once more. But the mature, thoughtful way the series bid farewell to BoJack’s story means that even if this truly is the end, at least he and those who cared for him can finally look forward to a hopeful future moving onward.