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Will BoJack Horseman Season 7 Ever Happen?

In January 2020, BoJack Horseman — by any measure one of the greatest TV series of the last decade — came to a close after six seasons. It ended on a bit of a familiar note, with BoJack (Will Arnett) and Diane (Alison Brie) sitting on a rooftop, having a conversation that's at first hilarious, then takes something of a profound turn, before closing on the two sitting in a silence that is equal parts awkward and comfortable.

The rollercoaster final season saw BoJack complete rehab, become a professor at Wesleyan University, deal with the fallout of some of the very shadiest of his past actions, relapse super-hard, nearly die, and — finally — make a measure of amends with the most important people (and animals) in his life. From Diane to Todd (Aaron Paul) to Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins) to Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack's relationships all ended up in pretty okay places by the time the sweet strains of Catherine Feeny's "Mr. Blue" took us to the credits; it's hard to imagine a better ending to BoJack's story. (And by that, we mean that said story probably should've ended in the disaster that the harrowing and brilliant penultimate episode, "The View From Halfway Down," portended.)

However, it's hard to deny that creatively, it sure seems like BoJack had quite a bit of gas left in the tank. This is a good thing — a show that good doesn't come along very often, and when it does, it's best for it to not overstay its welcome. It's worth asking the question, though: will a seventh season of BoJack Horseman ever happen?

We won't keep you in suspense: the chances of that are so slim as to be nil. Sorry, fans, we hate to write it as much as you hate to read it, but BoJack is done.

BoJack Horseman's creator seems to think its legacy is complete

In an interview with NPR published the day after the series' final episodes premiered on Netflix, BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg waxed philosophical about the series legacy, and how he used an ostensibly silly cartoon about talking animals to explore issues that many creatives can't or won't touch.

"I think in terms of the show, we kind of come at it from two levels," Waksberg said. "One, is what is the redemption or forgiveness that BoJack is owed, or is seeking from the public at large? And then also, what are the private amends he needs to make, or how does he salvage the personal relationships that he has with the people in his life? And I think those are two different questions that require two different answers... And I don't know if we as an industry, or a society, or as individuals have found satisfying answers to these questions."

Waksberg headed into similarly heady territory with his recent Amazon series Undone, and while BoJack may be over, we get the feeling that he's not finished shining a light on the personal and interpersonal struggles that define the human (or horseman) experience.

"[BoJack] was not a show that set the world on fire," he said. "This is not Friends, but it's a show that's connected with people. And every time I meet someone who says, you know, your show meant something to me, your show changed the way I see myself. Your show helped me articulate a feeling that I had that I was never able to identify. I think, like, wow, we did it, you know, which is — it's tremendously encouraging."

If you ask us, Friends is fine, but we'll take BoJack — in our humble opinion, one of the three or four greatest television series of all time — any day.