C. Molly Smith
September 14, 2017 11:24 am

After a very long wait, Broad City finally returned to Comedy Central last night with its Season 4 premiere (!!!). And there’s so much more to look forward to — like seeing how these characters handle their mid-to-late twenties.

Abbi Jacobson — a creator and star of Broad City, along with Ilana Glazer — told HelloGiggles that this season proved more difficult behind the scenes, but she welcomed the challenge.

Why? Well, Jacobson and Glazer wanted to push the characters and have them to evolve with the passage of time. “We really want to grow the show with us,” Jacobson continued. “We’re getting older and so are they. It was just like a really good challenge to try and move these characters into their mid-to-late twenties.”

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Now, that’s not to say that Broad City is going to get all serious on us. But expect a different vibe.

“It always talks about pop-culture, and it would’ve felt weird for us to not really talk about what’s happening right now,” she went on. “I’m really proud of this season. I always just get so nervous about putting it out into the world. It’s like sending my kids to college or something.”

As for what Jacobson’s Oprah-obsessed character, Abbi Abrams, will face this season, there’s a lot of change (like, a new job!) and an existential crisis of sorts ahead.

“When you move to New York, at some point I think you’re going to have that happen where you’re like, ‘What am I doing with my life? Should I be here? How can I be successful, and what’s important to me?’ I think whether those things are specifically addressed or not, that’s just sort of the underlying mentality of my character.”

Broad City airs on Comedy Central on Wednesdays.

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