It's official, BoJack Horseman will stop after its sixth season, which will become the final one of the show. You may be surprised. Why would Netflix cancel a show that had a 95% score last season? The reason is simple, showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg actually decided to make the next season the ultimate one and to mark the end of BoJack.
But please, don't tell BoJack that he was cancelled, as he would easily feel emotionally disturb, in a similar way Jerry Seinfeld felt horrified deep in his soul when CNN's Larry King asked him if he was cancelled during an interview, which went on like this:
Larry King: You gave it up, right?
Jerry Seinfeld: I did.
Larry: They didn't cancel you. You cancelled them?
Jerry: You're not aware of this?
Larry: No, I'm asking you.
Jerry: You think I got cancelled. Are you under the impression I got cancelled?
Larry: Have I hurt you, Jerry?
The ending of BoJack will take place in two phases. First, next week, on October 25, when half of season six will be released. Then, on January 31, 2020, when the rest of the season will air, including its series finale.
But why did Raphael Bob-Waksberg decide to end the series while it is still both highly popular and critically acclaimed? First, you may not realize it but BoJack Horseman was one of the longest running shows on Netflix. Yes, you read it right. Most shows on Netflix rarely pass a couple of seasons, let alone six.
But most importantly, while many will surely miss BoJack and his friends, artistically, closing off the series at its peak may be the best decision to make. How many shows beloved by many ended up in total and pure agony? Shall I pick a few? Remember How I Met Your Mother and its antagonising series finale? How about The X-Files, which ended so many times we cannot even remember it? Or perhaps Friends and all its not-so-funny jokes? The Simpsons is still airing, but no one watches it anymore. And don't even start on Game of Thrones' final season.
Any story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Trying to milk success forever is simply impossible, except if you are called Coca-Cola.
Back to the series, BoJack's emotional journey is made of multiple highs and lows. And while it makes perfect sense to follow him for some time, it would not be possible to continue believing in him forever, as his path would be so random that he would look like Hank Moody from Californication, moving from solace to hell and then back to solace so fast that you would not care anymore.
So, in the next months, we'll have to say good bye to BoJack. And that's good. And here is the trailer, straight from Hollywoo: