Inspired by the childhood of co-creators Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, Netflix’s animated series, Big Mouth, is not a common maturing attraction. It captures the strange stage of adolescence and the unfiltered experiences that come with learning about sex and hormones.
Season 4 has already arrived on Netflix, and if you’ve devoured all the episodes, you know that the creators have increased the tone of the graphics and the raw humor. In the new installment, regular members Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Maya Rudolph, and Andrew Rannells return as their characters leave for summer camp before beginning eighth grade. With the help (and often sabotage) of Maury, the hormone monster, and Connie, the hormone monster, this season has the same hilarious view of puberty with the addition of more inclusiveness, for which the program has been criticized in the past.
The plot comes with new characters like Natalie, a transgender girl at summer camp that the characters met before the transition, conversations about racial identity when Missy’s family is introduced and topics of anxiety, fear, and depression.
Check out everything we know about the future of the Netflix animated series below.
Renewal: Will There Be A 5th Season?
Netflix has not only renewed Big Mouth for a fifth season but has also confirmed the sixth season. So we have two new seasons on the way!
Netflix tried to stay consistent by releasing a Big Mouth season each year, usually in late September and early October.
With the pandemic, the launch of Season 4 ended in December 2020. Therefore, Netflix is likely to launch Season 5 in late 2021, or even in early 2022 – if delays continue. But hope is not yet lost because Nick Kroll, co-creator and star, hinted that Season 5 was already underway. So, let’s speculate that the fifth season will premiere in 2021 and the sixth in 2022.
The cast of the American voice acting is scheduled to return in Season 5. With that, we will hear the voices of regulars from Nick (Nick Kroll), Andrew (John Mulaney), and Jessi (Jessi Klein). Earlier this year, amid the Black Lives Matter movement across the country, Jenny Slate announced that she would resign from Missy’s role, expressing the need to allow black actors and actresses to represent black characters.
Slate continued the role for most of season 4 until actress and comedian Ayo Edebiri took over the last two episodes. So, we can expect to see Edebiri taking on his new role by giving Missy a voice in Season 5. The moment seems almost perfect, as Missy’s character is beginning to embrace her racial identity in the drawing.
As usual, Big Mouth also has the most hilarious guest stars. Season 4 featured Seth Rogan, Quinta Brunson, Lena Waithe, John Oliver, Josie Totah, Paul Giamatti, Sterling K. Brown, Maya Erskine, and Anna Konkle. So expect more guests next season.
Spoilers: What Will Happen?
Big Mouth is great when it comes to ending each season perfectly. But still, it manages to leave fans wanting more. If you made it to the end of season 4, you probably noticed some obstacles that suggested possible plots for season 5 as the characters migrate to the eighth grade.
Nick and Andrew’s friendship is back on track and the two overcame their mental health crises. Nick now has Rick as his hormonal monster, so fans will be able to see more romance next season. That’s because neither Nick nor Andrew had any girlfriends.
Jay and Lola had their epic relationship with Bonnie and Clyde (which lasted the entire season). However, things went crazy when Jay dropped her at the end. Lola was furious and declared war on Jay, so this is just the beginning. Soon, we will probably see Lola take revenge in Season 5 in one way or another.
After changing her look and embracing her black heritage, Missy got along with the new single DeVon during her school trip to New York City. So, we can see Missy appear with a new boyfriend soon.
Matthew struggled the entire season with his sexuality and, in the end, finally told his parents he was gay. In season 5, fans will be able to see him coming out of his shell with her boyfriend Aiden. Since, now, he has the support of his father. However, he will still deal with his mother’s disapproval.
For Jessi, after a terrible experience of anxiety and depression, her parents let her go back to Bridgeton. At the end of the season, she was thrilled to be able to help Nick overcome his anxiety. So that could make her revisit her feelings for him next season since we already know that Nick likes her.