Since the election, showrunners have been announcing ways they’ll handle the changing political climate in America, and BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has added his views.
In an interview with Indiewire, Bob-Waksberg said that he didn’t think he could continue making the same BoJack Horseman in light of recent events. Instead of harping on the “small hypocrisies of rich liberals,” he wanted to shed a serious light on how the country was coping with the election of Donald Trump. Although Bob-Waksberg said there wouldn’t be as much of this in season four, due to the show already being written, if they were granted a fifth season, he wouldn’t let that opportunity pass him by.
“I think BoJack is definitely very much about kind of the burdens of being comfortable,” Bob-Waksberg told Indiewire. “I don’t know if those are the kinds of stories we’re going to be as interested in moving forward. I know I’m certainly less interested in exploring the small hypocrisies of rich liberals.
“I’m not in the mood to poke fun at those kinds of people when there are real, real problems that we need to talk about.”
Bob-Waksberg hasn’t said whether or not Netflix plans to renew the award-winning series for a fifth season, but the company has said repeatedly that it’s one of the service’s most popular series. It’s impossible to corroborate that information, however, as Netflix refuses to release any actual numbers on its shows.
BoJack Horseman will return for a fourth season this year, but a release date has yet to be announced.