New original Netflix series for 2014: BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman, the darkly hilarious tale of a washed-up TV horse, is coming exclusively to all Netflix territories in mid-2014. The 12 episode Netflix original series is created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company.

Legendary star of the 1990’s family favorite situation comedy “Horsin’ Around,” Bojack (Will Arnett) has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, with the help of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed to again make his mark on the world of entertainment.

“BoJack Horseman is a brutally funny and  unique take on what can happen after pop stardom,” says Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “Raphael has created an amazing set of characters voiced by some of the best comics and actors in the world. We’re delighted to be partnering with Michael Eisner in delivering BoJack exclusively to Netflix members around the world.”

“We are thrilled to bring BoJack Horseman’s singular humor to Netflix, one of the most distinctive and exciting distribution networks in entertainment today,” says Michael Eisner. “We are especially proud to be producing Netlix’s first original adult animation series.”

BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, is being produced by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. and features Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Despicable Me), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy). The series is Executive Produced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Arnett and Paul are also executive producers. BoJack was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and will be animated by LA-based Shadow Machine.

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