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Netflix Cancels ‘Tuca & Bertie’

Adult animated comedy from ‘BoJack HorseMan’ production designer Lisa Hanawalt won’t return for a second season

Netflix has pulled the plug on the adult animated comedy series, Tuca & Bertie, after a single 10-episode season, according to a Deadline report. 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.

Hanawalt executive produced the series alongside BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends) and Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby), as well as Haddish and Wong. The series was produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company and animation by ShadowMachine.

Netflix stated, “Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in Tuca & 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 & Bertie won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come.”

Source: Deadline

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