Bojack Horseman Season 5: Casting, Release Date & Everything We Know

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Bojack Horseman season 5 is coming to Netflix in 2018 and if you’re looking for the latest news, casting announcements, plot lines, and most importantly, the release date look no further. We’ve got everything you need to know about the next season of Bojack Horseman.

Edited June 27, 2018

Casting For Season 5

We’ve always had some fantastic cameos in Bojack Horseman in the past but the cast has tight-lipped over any possible additional casting for season 5.

We know the big names are returning such as Will Arnett who plays the main character. Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul and Paul Tompkins are all scheduled to return.

Bojack Horseman at FYSEE 2018

At the end of May, Netflix had a big panel event called FYSEE. Alison Brie was in attendance appearing for both GLOW (coming in summer 2018) and Bojack Horseman.

We do know that Alison spoke about her other voiced character on the show beyond Diane Nguyen. She also voiced Vincent Adultman. She spoke about how she’s mixed up the characters on occasion saying: “When I was doing drunk Diane in an episode, you were like, ‘You’re veering into Vincent Adultman, so that’s a problem.'”

Sadly, Netflix hasn’t released video of the panel and no interviews can be found this year. With that said, we did find an interview from last year with Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Will Arnett from FYSEE 2017.

Show Development

Season 4 was released on Netflix on September 8th, 2017 and the show only got officially confirmed towards the end of the month.

The messages in the text messages between Bojack and Netflix execs say the following: “Hey Bojack, it’s Netflix… We would have called but we remember how angry you were last time we interrupted your nap… Anyway, big news!… You’re back for a Season 5! S0 keep up the good work and see you on set soon!”

We don’t have a full show development schedule for Bojack Horseman but the nature of animated shows is that most of it is wrapped up early in the cycle. Will Arnett revealed on Twitter that the first table read for season 5 happened on September 11th, 2017.

In terms of full coverage, we’re expecting season 5 to have the doors blown open in August much like last year. We got a trailer and extended press coverage back in August.

How Many Episodes in Season 5?

We’re expecting season 5 to follow the trend of the previous four seasons and release 12 episodes.

Season 5 Release Date

The release date schedule for Bojack Horseman was fairly consistent up until last year. Seasons 1 through to 3 had always been a staple of Netflix’s summer lineup. Season 4, however, launched a bit later in September 2017.

Official Release Date For Season 5: Friday, September 14th, 2018


Other Bojack News

  • Bojack Horseman is being shopped to other networks! Don’t worry, it’s not leaving Netflix but instead, it’s being shopped to cable companies in the hope of them re-running the show.
  • The team behind Bojack Horseman are producing another show but sadly, Netflix didn’t pick this one up. The new show is called Undone and is heading to Amazon.

What To Watch In The Meantime…

Netflix is a little short of animated shows this year thanks to FOX removing most of their content from the service. There are still plenty of other shows from Netflix to watch in the meantime though.

If you’re looking for shows from some of the cast members, Alison Brie’s GLOW is a great show that’s getting its second season in 2018. Aaron Paul did have a show on Hulu but that has since been canceled. You can still watch Aaron in Breaking Bad though. And Will Arnett just appeared in Netflix’s Arrested Development season 6.

Also if you haven’t already checked out the two specials for Bojack Horseman, you should definitely add them to your list. The 2014 Christmas special is still available and also the 50-minute throwback episode which supposedly aired in 1984 is also available.

Are you looking forward to Bojack Horseman season 5 coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

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 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul
Season Additions:
  • - Season 6 - Part 2 was added to Netflix on January 31st, 2020
  • - Season 6 - Part 1 was added to Netflix on October 25th, 2019
  • - Season 5 was added to Netflix on September 14th, 2018