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Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
BoJack Horseman creator on #MeToo parallels: "Most of the season was written pre-Harvey Weinstein"
Season 5 of the Netflix series seems especially timely by tackling Hollywood sexism and abuse. Yet "very little" of it was written after the Harvey Weinstein scandal sparked the #MeToo movement, says creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg. "If we had started post-Weinstein we might have structured the season a little differently, but I don’t know if it would’ve been better," says Bob-Waksberg. "I think it actually worked out nicely this way, where the season kind of echoes and dovetails with some things that are happening in the real world but isn’t explicitly about them. There was just one line of dialogue we had to change. Diane said, 'these guys get away with everything and nobody cares.' And then people started caring! So we had to change it to something like, 'these new stories break and people care about them, but nobody cares about the dirtbags we already know about,' which I think is sadly true. And as we move forward in time and the dirtbags that were breaking news turn into the dirtbags we already knew about, that frustration continues."
- BoJack Season 5 shows how protecting abusive, famous men is a tangled and corrupting process that touches everyone
- BoJack Horseman critiques itself in Season 5, taking an unforgiving look inward to find flaws
- In spite of all of BoJack's previous accomplishments, this season's “Free Churro” episode feels particularly risky and unique
- Raphael Bob-Waksberg calls Will Arnett's performance in "Free Churro" the best acting of his career
- Arnett deserves the Emmy with his "Free Churro" performance
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Jason Bateman and Will Arnett are okay after their taxi hit a car while promoting Arrested Development in New York City
Bateman and Arnett were in a van that rear-ended another car on Monday evening. The cast of the Netflix series spent Monday promoting Season 5.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Will Arnett joins Julia Stiles on her British drama Riviera
Arnett will play Stiles' "mysterious and charming uncle" on Season 2 of the Sky series.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 8:06PM EDT
Arrested Development Season 4 remix sparks cast pay dispute
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Creator Mitch Hurwitz is making extra money from the 22-episode, 22-minute recut Season 4 episodes, dubbed Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences, which is aimed at making that season more syndication-friendly. But the rest of the cast isn't, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which points out that the remix uses footage that wasn't part of the original 15 episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, "Reps for the cast have asked for additional fees to correspond with the additional episodes but 20th has balked, arguing that it has the right to re-edit the existing episodes that have already aired however it chooses without paying the actors more. The cast position is that the additional episode count effectively reduces the pay-per-episode that was negotiated, especially since the studio stands poised for a financial windfall thanks to a possible syndication pact. "
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Will Arnett posts a pic of him and his Arrested Development siblings
Check out his "Family time" tweet featuring Jason Bateman and Portia de Rossi.