|By PR Newswire||
|December 11, 2013 06:00 AM EST||
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One-time television great BoJack Horseman, the most famous ever small-screen horse (besides Silver and Mr. Ed,) will soon ascend the heights of global stardom in 2014 with his own Netflix Original Series produced by Michael Eisner's Tornante Company.
Legendary star of the 1990s family favorite sitcom "Horsin' Around," BoJack (Will Arnett) has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback and the over 40 million global members of Netflix will be able to chart his progress in excruciatingly real time when all twelve episodes of season one hit the service in mid 2014.
"Even though he's been out to pasture, I've always admired BoJack for his inimitable style and can-do attitude," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "I couldn't be more thrilled that he's getting off his legendary haunches to join the Internet TV revolution here on Netflix."
"As a studio executive involved in successful sitcoms like Happy Days, Barney Miller and Cheers, I always regretted BoJack wasn't on my team," Michael Eisner added. "But now, with Tornante in the saddle, BoJack is exactly where he belongs, in full creative control, and on Netflix."
BOJACK HORSEMAN was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series will be Executive Produced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Will Arnett (The Millers, Arrested Development) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will also serve as Executive Producers. BoJack was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and will be animated by LA-based ShadowMachine.
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the world's leading internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV programs and films per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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.