‘BoJack Horseman’ Reportedly Pulled From Chinese Streaming Over Content
The third season of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman tested the alcoholic horse’s international marketability, and it seems the real-life series may have come up short. The fan-favorite Netflix cartoon has apparently been pulled from Chinese streaming service iQiyi, owing to our beloved Horsin’ Around star’s questionable content.
According to Bloomberg, all BoJack Horseman episodes were yanked only days after Netflix content made its China debut under an April licensing deal with streaming service iQiyi. Asked why, iQiyi said in response “Adjustments need to be made to the content,” while Netflix could not be reached for comment.
This isn’t the first time iQiyi has yanked programming for censorship purposes, as Deadline notes that Chinese authority SAPPRFT previously ordered a halt to The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife and other streams. Both documentary series Making a Murderer and Chef’s Table are apparently still streaming on the service, with Stranger Things and David Fincher’s upcoming Mindhunter apparently being groomed for release in the near future.
iQiyi senior vice president Yang Xianghua previously stated that approximately one month was needed for Chinese authorities to censor shows, but hopefully, our beloved Horseman won’t be down and out for long. Until Season 4, anyway. Whenever that is.
You can watch the Season 3 trailer below, while we wait for more official news.