In a shocking announcement on Wednesday, Netflix announced that they have canceled the critically-acclaimed animated comedy, Tuca & Bertie, starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong. The streaming giant also canceled Designated Survivor.
Tuca & Bertie had a stunning, rare 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was an animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird-women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie (Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird. Guest stars for the first season included Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Amber Ruffin, Jermaine Fowler and Tessa Thompson.
“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,” said Netflix in a statement.
Designated Survivor, which Netflix picked up for a third season after it was canceled at ABC after two seasons, starred Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q and more.