BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated comedy-drama series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, with a supporting cast including Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. The series' first season premiered on August 22, 2014, on Netflix, with a Christmas special premiering on December 19. The show is designed by the cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, who has been friends with Bob-Waksberg since high school and had previously worked with him on the webcomic Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out.
Despite mixed reviews upon its debut, critics were notably more positive towards the second half of the first season, before universally acclaiming the subsequent seasons. Alongside having a satirical take on current events, politics, and show business, BoJack Horseman is lauded for its realistic take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, racism, sexism, and the human experience. In 2018, online magazine Thrillist ranked it as the best Netflix original series of all time, while Indiewire named the show the best animated series of all time. The fifth season premiered on September 14, 2018; the show has been renewed for a sixth season.