- Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Amy Sedaris Star in the Darkly Hilarious Netflix Original Series from Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Michael Eisner's Tornante Animation Studio
BEVERLY HILLS, California, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BoJack Horseman, the darkly hilarious tale of a washed-up TV horse, is coming exclusively to all Netflix territories in mid-2014. The 12 episode Netflix original series is created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and produced by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company.
Legendary star of the 1990's family favorite situation comedy "Horsin' Around," Bojack (Will Arnett) has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, with the help of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed to again make his mark on the world of entertainment.
"BoJack Horseman is a brutally funny and unique take on what can happen after pop stardom," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "Raphael has created an amazing set of characters voiced by some of the best comics and actors in the world. We're delighted to be partnering with Michael Eisner in delivering BoJack exclusively to Netflix members around the world."
"We are thrilled to bring BoJack Horseman's singular humor to Netflix, one of the most distinctive and exciting distribution networks in entertainment today," said Michael Eisner. "We are especially proud to be producing Netlix's first original adult animation series."
BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, is being produced by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company. and features Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Despicable Me), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy). The series is Executive Produced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Arnett and Paul are also executive producers. BoJack was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and will be animated by LA-based Shadow Machine.
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About Tornante Company
Founded in 2005 by Michael Eisner, the former CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, The Tornante Company (www.tornante.com) is a privately held company that invests in, acquires, and operates companies in media and entertainment. Tornante's companies include Tornante Animation, The Topps Company, Inc., Vuguru, Activate, WhoWhatWear, Task Rabbit, and Zumbox. Tornante Animation's first show, Glenn Martin, D.D.S, premiered on Nick at Nite in 2009.
SOURCE Netflix, Inc.