BoJack Horseman Season 5 hit Netflix on Friday, and if you’re a fan of the show there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already binged your way through all the new episodes. So when can we expect to see more of BoJack, Princess Carolyn, and the rest of the gang? Here’s what you need to know.
Is Bojack Season 6 confirmed?
No, at least, not yet. Netflix hasn’t made an official statement on whether the series will get a sixth season. However, in an interview with Metro UK, BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg strongly suggests that we haven’t seen the last of everyone’s favorite washed-up celebrity horse.
“But we’ll see what happens,” he said when asked about the possibility of a sixth season. “You could be talking to me in six months, and I’ll say, ‘Nope, it’s done. Goodbye!’ I don’t know. We’ll see. Though I do feel comfortable saying that I don’t think the fifth season is the last. I hope there are more, but we’ll see.”
That’s not exactly the most encouraging response, but the main takeaway seems to be that, at least for the moment, there’s no reason not to expect more BoJack in the future.
Bob-Waksberg also notes that, ultimately, it’s up to Netflix, adding that he constantly worries each new season will somehow go too far and force the company to cancel BoJack once and for all. That doesn’t seem to be the case for now, however. Especially considering the rave reviews Season 5 has already received.
At this rate, it’s more likely that Bob-Waksberg will eventually get bored and walk away instead.
“I won’t say as long as Netflix allows me to, because I don’t know where I’m going be, or what I’m going to be going, in the future,” he said. “But as long as I feel like the show has promise, and Netflix allows us to, it’s a world that’s still worth expanding.”
When will the BoJack Season 6 release date arrive?
There’s no set release date, but based on the past five seasons we can make an educated guess at when BoJack Season 6 might premiere.
The show first aired on August 24, 2014, and ever since then Netflix has gifted fans with a new season roughly once per year. Season 2 dropped a little under a year later on July 17, 2015, and Season 3 arrived almost exactly 12 months after that on July 22, 2016. Season 4 shifted the schedule back slightly, premiering on September 8, 2017, and Season 5 maintained this new pattern with a September 14, 2018 debut.
So it seems likey that BoJack Season 6 will release in late summer or early fall of 2019. It could happen next September, or even slightly sooner than that. Then again, based on this pattern it’s also possible the new season could debut in October. Regardless, if all goes to plan we should get new episodes of BoJack long before the end of 2019.
What’s the plot of BoJack Season 6?
Again, we don’t really know for now, but there are a few loose threads that Season 5 didn’t tie up. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)
The big one is BoJack’s decision to go to rehab, which he makes at the end of the season after struggling with a new addiction to painkillers. We’ll hopefully see how that turns out when Season 6 debuts, though given the show’s history we’re not exactly optimistic.
Beyond that, there’s also Princess Carolyn’s adoption, Todd Chavez’s uncertain future after a brief stint as a startup executive, and Diane Nguyen’s career after helping to write a successful new TV series starring BoJack. And don’t forget beloved character actress Margo Martindale, who makes a brief appearance early in Season 5, potentially setting up something big for Season 6.
BoJack Season 5 is streaming now on Netflix.