BoJack Horseman has searched for redemption since he was first introduced to viewers, but he’s never really found it.
That’s what makes the Netflix series BoJack Horseman such a difficult, but powerful, show to watch. It’s also a theme that the show’s fifth season hones in on heavily. That makes sense, following the last time we saw the character: BoJack came close to redeeming and bettering himself at the end of last season. He wanted to become the best older brother to his newfound relative Hollyhock, and that meant changing up his entire lifestyle. It’s something he’s still struggling with, based on the new trailer.
BoJack so desperately wants to be good, but never manages to stick to it. Every time he gets close to someone who wants to help, he recoils. But BoJack Horseman’s fifth season will either establish him as one off television’s greatest, most vulnerable and intimately relatable heroes, or reiterate the show’s current through-line: We can’t ever really change.
BoJack Horseman returns to Netflix on Sept. 14.