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Broad City returns under a 'cloud of doom,' stars tease

Plus: RuPaul makes a ‘godlike’ cameo

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Wigs and whimsy were on display in the trailer for Broad City’s fourth season, debuting Aug. 23 on Comedy Central. The video finds Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer up to their usual high jinks, but with a key change: The series now looks colder… and RuPaul-ier.

We spoke to Glazer and Jacobson on the phone to find out everything we could about the new season.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s talk about the upcoming season. In a general sense, what should viewers expect?
ILANA GLAZER: Oh my goodness. We are so excited about it, and the writing was so hard. It seems to get harder every year, but what was hard about it I think is that we made more changes in the character storylines, because it’s been so much time. It feels like it’s been years since the last season, so I think we made bolder changes to account for the time that’s gone by — in love and jobs and the condition that we live in. It was a wild writing and a wild shooting season.
ABBI JACOBSON: It was also the first season that we shot in the winter, so, you know, the look is a little bit different. The wardrobe is obviously different too, and some of the storylines are a little bit different to reflect that — because it’s primarily been a summer show so far. We’re excited to do that.
GLAZER: Yeah, and it’s such a different feel. There’s this carelessness in Broad City that…
JACBOSON: There’s more like a shadow of… a cloud of doom in winter in many ways.

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EW: Summer does seem to suit the show’s manic vibe really well. How does the season change affect Abbi and Ilana?
JACOBSON: I think this season more than any, we got to talk about some things we wanted to talk about. As Ilana was saying, the characters are changing a little bit. You know, after you’ve been in New York and lived in New York for a number of years, you sort of go through some [stuff] and you kind of have to rethink what’s going on and what you want to do. And I think that the characters are going through that a little bit. So we get some successes and some failures, like we usually do, but I think we swung a little harder.
GLAZER: It was like a sadder season. Because the winter’s like so sad here. There are a lot more highs and lows.

EW: The show always brings on a lot of great special guests — the last season included the likes of Hillary Clinton and Vanessa Williams. Who’s in store for season 4?
JACOBSON: Fran Drescher is one we’re really excited about.
GLAZER: And RuPaul! RuPaul Charles, hot off the presses.

EW: What’s RuPaul going to be up to?
JACOBSON: Oh my goodness, we can’t reveal that. RuPaul is…it’s unbelievable.
GLAZER: Seeing him in this show… it’s incredible. He’s just so delicious and so omniscient or something, so omnipresent, and, like, a little godlike. I am not even kidding. So godlike, it’s just so funny. Even him doing like normal [stuff] in the show it is just titillating. Fully titillating.