Big Mouth Season 4 Trailer Has Dropped
Fans were already happy when the animated comedy teased everyone yesterday, writing on Twitter: "Gather round... The Big Mouth Season 4 trailer drops tomorrow."
One person wrote: "2020 is gonna end on an positive note after all thank you @bigmouth this is the news I've been waiting for."
Another added: "This literally just made my year, I've been so eager waiting for this," while a third admitted: "I JUST ACCIDENTLY INHALED MY CRISP BECAUSD I GASPED SO HARD." Be careful.
Big Mouth was renewed for three more seasons (4, 5 and 6) last summer, but the upcoming season will be the last in which Jenny Slate will voice Missy.
The actor, who has voiced the black character since the show began, announced her departure in a statement on Instagram in which she said 'black characters on an animated show should be played by black people'.
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She said: "At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play 'Missy' because her mom is Jewish and white - as am I. But 'Missy' is also black, and black characters on an animated show should be played by black people.
"I acknowledge how my original reasoning was flawed, that it existed as an example of white privilege and unjust allowances made with a system of societal white supremacy and that in me playing 'Missy', I was engaging in an act of erasure of black people.
"Ending my portrayal of 'Missy' is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions."
Nick Kroll, co-creator of Big Mouth, subsequently shared a statement on Twitter on behalf of himself and fellow creators Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, stating that they 'wholeheartedly agree' with Slate's decision, apologising to fans for their 'original decision to cast a white actor to voice a biracial character'.
The statement read: "After thoughtful discussion with us and our black collaborators, Jenny Slate has decided, and we wholeheartedly agree, that Missy on Big Mouth should be voiced by a black actor.
"We sincerely apologise for and regret our original decision to cast a white actor to play a biracial character. We made a mistake, took our privilege for granted, and we are working hard to do better moving forward.
"We are proud of the representation that Missy has offered cerebral, sensitive women of colour, and we plan to continue that representation and further grow Missy's character as we recast a new black actor to play her."
The new series of Big Mouth will drop on Netflix on 4 December. The first three seasons are available to stream now.
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