On October 25 the final season of the irreverent satire on Hollywood BoJack Horseman began. While the second part of the season will arrive until next year, the creator of the series, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, spoke a little about what the conclusion of the show means to him. Among other things, the director explained that the decision to end with BoJack was not his, but Netflix.
During an interview with The Vulture, Waksberg commented that he believed that BoJack would last a couple more years. At the same time, he doesn’t feel upset that the series ended when he did:
“Six years is a very healthy time for a series to air. Frankly, I am surprised that we have come so far. So I can’t complain. I think if we had premiered (the series) on another chain or even on Netflix at another time, I don’t think we would have achieved a second season. I think it’s a very complicated scenario. It’s hard to make an impression.”
In the same way, the filmmaker declared that, from the beginning, he wanted the end of the series to be blunt. Therefore, when he finished the first season, he asked Netflix to notify him in advance when the show had to come to an end, so as not to leave loose ends.
“They didn’t have to do it, obviously, but I told them that I would appreciate it if they gave me a warning about a warning to close the story properly and not leave things on the air that will never land. So when we started with season six they said, Hey, do you remember asking us for a warning? We believe this is the warning.” I am very grateful that they told me.
On the other hand, Waksberg explained that, according to his perception, BoJack Horseman is an optimistic show because, despite talking about the toughest aspects of life, the characters in the program always try to get out of the hole and be a bit top. At the same time, he admits that this statement says more about him than about the program. In this way, it does not give much hope for BoJack to stop being cynical in the upcoming episodes.
The first part of the sixth season of BoJack Horseman is now available on Netflix, while the second will arrive on January 31, 2021.