Netflix continues to trailblaze in the streaming market as one of their first original series on the platform, BoJack Horseman, will be heading to traditional cable for reruns on Comedy Central. BoJack’s distributor Debmar-Mercury and its production company Tornante Company said they were shopping the syndication rights for the show to networks and we have to say that Comedy Central is the perfect home for the Will Arnett animated series. The network has obtained the rights to air the entire series, which also includes the upcoming fifth season airing on September 14th.
[row]“Comedy Central has a long history of using potent satire to help make sense of trying times, so BoJack Horseman is a perfect fit in our lineup. We’re thrilled to be the first to put BoJack on linear TV, and who better than an animated horse to teach us a thing or two about humanity? Straight from the horse’s mouth,” said Tanya Giles, General Manager at Comedy Central.[/row]
Typically, syndication rights have existed strictly within the world of broadcast and cable television, so Netflix putting their foot in the game is not only a lucrative move but a game-changing one. It will allow viewers who aren’t Netflix subscribers the opportunity to watch shows they’ve only been hearing about for years and could possibly encourage more users to subscribe to Netflix’s platform in the long run. Amazon’s Transparent recently sold syndication rights to Sundance TV as well, making this new business model something that we could be seeing more of in the future.
BoJack Horseman features the voices of Aaron Paul, Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris and Alison Brie and follows BoJack Horseman (Arnett), the failed legendary 90’s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin’ Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whiskey and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Sedaris), BoJack is primed and ready for his comeback.
The fifth season of BoJack Horseman will be released on Netflix on Friday, September 15 and reruns will begin airing on Comedy Central on Wednesday, September 26th.
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