The holidays just got a whole lot hornier.
Netflix announced Friday that Season 4 of the adult animated comedy “Big Mouth” will premiere on the streaming service December 4.
After the initial season premiered in September 2017, Seasons 2 and 3 each arrived in October, so when the month came and went without any news this year, fans were left with a Hormone Monster-sized hole in their lives. Well, now we’ll be treated to 10 brand new episodes of raunchy cartoon comedy as an early holiday present.
Despite the wait, the new season will pick up right where things left off the last time we saw our favorite puberty-ridden middle schoolers. Former best friends Andrew (John Mulaney) and Nick (Nick Kroll) are still feuding after Nick’s breach of the bro code, meanwhile Jessi (Jessi Klein) is preparing to move to the city following her parents’ divorce. The new season will switch thins up and kick off at summer camp before eighth grade, as everyone tries to work through their own problems, all while struggling to survive the ever-present challenges of puberty.
On top of all of its messages about human sexuality, each season of “Big Mouth” typically tackles another big idea – like shame or depression – and Season 4 has its sights set on anxiety. Whether it’s just the general anxiety that comes with this challenging time, or something more significant like discovering yourself or accepting who you are, there’s plenty of anxiety to go around in eighth grade. Throughout the season, the crew will try and figure out how to cope with these worries without letting them consume their entire lives, all while also exploring topics like racial and sexual identity and love in all its forms.
“Big Mouth” made headlines over the summer when Kroll announced that the character Missy, a biracial woman, would be recast in order to be voiced by a Black woman. Missy was previously voiced by Jenny Slate, but beginning in Episode 9 of this season, Ayo Edebiri will take over the role for the remainder of the series.
In addition to Edebiri, the new season will feature Maria Bamford and Zach Galifianakis in recurring roles, as well as a wealth of guest stars, including Seth Rogen, Lena Waithe, John Oliver, Sterling K. Brown, Paul Giamatti, and “PEN15’s” Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle.
Keep your eyes peeled for our season review on November 30.
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Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.