The sun sets upon Netflix’s BoJack Horseman as Season 7 gets cancelled.
Netflix’s critically acclaimed series BoJack Horseman created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been cancelled by Netflix after Season 6. Meanwhile, the series’ sixth season boasts off a hundred per cent critic rating on Rotten Tomato.
- Why was Netflix so quick to cancel the show?
- The tug-of-war between Netflix and Raphael continues unabatingly
- Netflix criticized on several occasions before
Why was Netflix so quick to cancel the show?
It isn’t Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s first animated series to get cancelled by the streaming giant. Prior to BoJack Horseman, his adult cartoon series Tuca and Bertie faced a similar brunt. Tuca and Bertie was cancelled by Netflix after one season.
Infuriated Raphael has called out on Netflix for quickly cancelling his shows. The creator hit out at the streaming giant saying, “It’s a shame that Netflix doesn’t give time for shows to build.”
Read his full quote here:
“When we started on ‘BoJack,’ it was understood that the Netflix model was to give shows time to find an audience and to build that audience, and I remember being told, ‘We expect the biggest day BoJack Season 1 is going to have is when we launch BoJack Season 2. We didn’t get a full two-season pickup, but that was the understanding that these things take time to build. It was my understanding that that was, at the time, the Netflix model: to give shows time to build. I think it’s a shame that they seem to have moved away from that model.”
Clearly the differences in the continuation of the series sparked from Netflix’s side.
The tug-of-war between Netflix and Raphael continues unabatingly
The show is hideously set in a fictional world where anthropomorphic animals live alongside humans. The series delves into first world problems like depression, sexism and drugs without compromising a bit on its laughter-packed satirical comedy.
It is given that BoJack Horseman did not have the best debut it initially dreamt of. However cut to three seasons forward, we actually have critics arguing over if the show might be superior to Rick and Morty.
The self-loathing unorthodox horse afflicted by chronic alcoholism exudes dark humour. The voice talent is exceptional which includes Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Lorraine Bracco, Amy Sedaris and Angela Bassett.
But according to Netflix, the show wasn’t ‘paying off’ the way Stranger Things did. Thus, burning a lot of cash and churning great efforts to keep the show running.
Netflix criticized on several occasions before
The streaming giant has been criticized for steadily transitioning into a network television model where they originally seemed to offer an alternative for. As such, extended online campaigns have raged for cancelling shows before their time.
Supporters of The OA continue to call for a retroactive renewal; meanwhile, fans of Sense8 have undertaken similar measures. On the other hand, singer and TV personality Kelly Clarkson has spoken up for Lucifer – urging Netflix to reconsider its decision of ending the show after its fifth season. In terms of BoJack Horseman, however, it remains to be seen how fans reciprocate.
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