Emmys Week: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator / 'Pen15' Creators
09.02.2019 - By Fresh Air
Raphael Bob-Waksberg's Emmy-nominated animated Netflix series satirizes Hollywood using a mix of human and animal characters. "Part of the original pitch was like, 'What's Mr. Ed like behind the scenes?'" BoJack (a horse) is a depressed, alcoholic, sexist former sitcom star in the #MeToo era.
From braces to bullies, middle school is a period of adolescence that might best be described as cringe-worthy. In the Emmy-nominated Hulu series 'PEN15,' actors Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who are in their early 30s, play 13-year-old versions of themselves in the year 2000. They spoke with Sam Briger about their physical transformation and reliving those difficult years.