Tuca & Bertie have flown the coop. After just one season, the animated anthropomorphic sitcom has been canceled by Netflix.
The short-lived program came from the genius mind of Lisa Hanawalt, a producer and illustrator on the Netflix hit series BoJack Horseman. Its 10-episode first season followed Tuca and Bertie, a pair of colorful thirtysomething bird women voiced by Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, respectively.
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In his glowing TV review, Consequence of Sound’s Clint Worthington wrote that the show successfully “pecked at millennial malaise with infectious energy,” as well it to “an animated version of Broad City.”
Hanawalt mourned the series’ cancellation on Twitter on Wednesday,
“Tuca & Bertie is everything I wanted it to be: beautiful, funny, fresh, loving, horny, weird, experimental, comforting, and deep. The whole team put our hearts and asses into this show, and I’m so proud of it.”
She also expressed gratitude for all of the acclaim awarded the TV show — Tuca & Bertie currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes — while acknowledging that “none of this makes a difference to an algorithm.” “But it’s important to me and the way I want to continue making art in this world,” added Hanawalt.
Read her full Twitter thread below, followed by a trailer for Tuca & Bertie.