Cha-Chinga! While we mourn the absence of our most beloved small screen kweens, we can rejoice in the fact that Comedy Central signed Broad City up for not just a fourth, but also a fifth Season — Yas! With a whopping ninety eight percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an eight point four on IMDB, the ‘worldwide bloodstream’ has spoken and deemed Broad City to be one of the best TV shows around — and we couldn’t agree more.
With Season three ending rather dramatically after Ilana discovered Abbi and Trey's secret love affair which resulted in their first proper fight, a lot of questions remained unanswered. What will happen to Trabbi? Will Lincoln ever return? Who is Abbi’s mother? Has Ilana truly forgiven Abbi for the ‘Burning Bridges’ episode? All these queries, we hope, will be solved with the advent of the next Season, but until it airs next year, let's take a look at everything we know about Broad City Season 4 to date.
Broad City Season 4 News & Rumors
- 'NOMO FOMO’ Broad City Inspired Art Show
Inspired by the wealth of talent under Broad City's #fanartfriday Instagram hashtag, art show organizers from 'Eat More Art Out Productions' decided it was high time that the series had it’s own art show. Including some of the artists they discovered on the Broad City Instagram page as well as some of the artists on their roster, the show will include between seventy five and a hundred Broad City inspired pieces and will take place on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood between 30 Sept and 7 Oct.
- Abbi To Release Book: ‘Carry This Book’
Adding to her two previously published coloring books (‘Color This Book: New York City’ and ‘Color This Book: San Fransisco’), Abbi is releasing a new edition to her illustrious back catalogue. Digging deep into the theoretical contents of notable people such as Michelle Obama and Beyonce’s handbags, Abbi answers the question that only Vogue’s ‘What’s in My Bag’ series has previously dared to ask. Out on 26 Oct, we’ve already got our copy on pre-order.
- Soundtrack Album Release
On October 28 Broad City's original soundtrack will be released via Milan Records. Featuring the likes of RJD2, Lizzo, Scooter Island, Tony Quattro and Jarine De Marco, the album will be released both digitally and on vinyl, the latter of which will be exclusively available in Urban Outfitters and will include majestic joint-rolling sleeve art by Mike Perry.
Broad City Season 4 Premiere Date
While the previous three seasons of Broad City have been filmed in New York City in the summer, Season 4 marks the first time that Abbi and Ilana will film the show during winter. At the moment, there has been no announcement of a the Broad City season 4 premiere dat. Accustomed to watching the pair literally sweating their trousers off and going to insane lengths to get an air con unit in their sweaty little palms, we’re looking forward to watching how they deal with the bitterly cold NY weather.
Speaking to Deadline about the seasonal swap, Ilana stated:
To which Abbi added:
Given that the previous three Seasons have been filmed in summer and have aired in winter, we can therefore guess that the winter-filmed Season 4 will most likely air around summer 2017. It might seem like quite a long way away for now, but as we all know, good things come to those who wait.
Broad City Season 4 Plot Rumors
- Narrative Structure
Season three marked a strong shift in narrative structure for the show. Whereas Seasons one and two had been largely episodic, meaning that you could watch the episodes out of order and it wouldn't hinder your understanding of the show, Season three introduced more linear narrative story arks which continued throughout the Season. We can expect that Season 4 will follow a similar format, teasing out Abbi and Ilana’s narratives across many different episodes.
- Groundbreaking On-Screen Representation
Talking to Bustle at the Tribeca Film Festival, Lucia Aniello one of the Broad City writers explained how the show was a platform to discuss a plethora of women’s issues that are rarely portrayed on screen - and there’s plenty more for the series to get its teeth into:
"We're really trying to present the girls' lives as we or they experience them in their early to mid 20s ... As you grow up, different problems present themselves, whether it's family stuff or just how to grow up as a woman these days, so I feel like [there's] kind of, like, never-ending things to tackle.”
- What Will Become Of 'Trabbi?'
The big question on everybody’s lips is - what will become of Trabbi? Love it or hate it, Abbi and Trey’s relationship was one of the centerpieces of Season three, and the first time we’ve seen anything genuinely come between Abbi and Ilana. Speaking to Bustle, when asked about their relationship Abbi replied,
"I mean Abbi still works at the gym so we’ve got to figure something out."
Whether this means they’ll continue their romantic relationship, go through a horribly public workplace breakup or engage in some angry gym cleaning-closet sex, we can be sure Trey will find a way to avenge himself for cruel comments Abbi made in the brilliant ‘Burning Bridges’ episode near the end of Season three.
- Where's Lincoln?
We can also expect to see more of Lincoln, currently the best dentist on TV. Due to receiving a fair amount of complaints from viewers when Ilana and Lincoln ended their on-screen relationship, it was clear that he’d most likely be returning in the 4th Season. Speaking to Bustle about their on-screen split Ilana said:
What are you most looking forward too in Broad City Season 4?