Netflix cancels animated comedy 'Tuca and Bertie' after only one season

July 31-2019
Netflix cancels animated comedy ‘Tuca and Bertie’ after only one season

Netflix’s adult comedy series Tuca and Bertie won’t be returning for a second season as the streaming giant announced it has cancelled the show after a single 10-episode season.

Created by BoJack Horseman production designer Lisa Hanawalt and starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, the show centers on the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building, Tuca (voiced by Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie (Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

In an official statement, Netflix stated: “Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in Tuca and Bertie. We’re grateful to Lisa, and her fellow executive producers Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and EPs/stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, along with all of the writers and animators for sharing the funny and dynamic female bird duo of Tuca and Bertie with the world. While Tuca and Bertie won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come.”

Hanawalt executive produced the series alongside BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright and Steven A. Cohen, as well as Haddish and Wong.

The series was produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company and animation by ShadowMachine.