Adult Swim Revives Adult-Animated Series Tuca & Bertie for a Second Season
After nearly a year since Netflix canceled Lisa Hanawalt’s adult-animated series Tuca & Bertie after one season, The Wrap reports that the Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong-led series is officially finding a new life in Adult Swim as the Rick and Morty network gives the show a 10-episode second season renewal. Tuca & Bertie is scheduled to make its return and broadcast debut in 2021.
“I’ve been a fan of Adult Swim shows since my teens, so I’m thrilled to bring my beloved fowl to the party and be a new voice for a fresh decade of absurd, irreverent, yet heartwarming adult animation,” Hanawalt said in a statement.
Tuca & Bertie is a comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird. The adult animated series is led by Tiffany Haddish as Tuca and Ali Wong as Bertie.
Season 1 featured the voices of Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Amber Ruffin (Late Night with Seth Myers), Nicole Byer (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), John Early (Search Party), Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show with James Corden), Tig Notaro (Transparent) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts).
Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created the series and is an executive producer alongside Haddish, Wong, Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends), and Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby). The series’ animation is being done at Shadowmachine.
Haddish is best known for her breakout role in comedy film Girls’ Trip. She has lend her voice in animated films such as The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part as the voice of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and The Secret Life of Pets 2 as Daisy.
Wong has already voiced a lot of animated characters in films and TV shows such as: The Angry Birds Movie as Betty Bird; The Lego Ninjago Movie as General Olivia; and Ralph Breaks the Internet as Felony.