We’re sad to report that after just one season on the streaming site, Netflix has officially canceled the animated comedy Tuca & Bertie. Created by Lisa Hanawalt, a production designer and producer on BoJack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie starred the voices of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two avian BFFs grappling with the daily struggles and wins of being ladies (and birds) in the 21st century, all while showing the world that women can be gross, too.
“Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in Tuca & Bertie,” Netflix said in a statement per Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Hanawalt’s Tuca & Bertie joins the growing list of female-created shows Netflix has nixed as of late. The growing roster includes Michelle Wolf’s The Break with Michelle Wolf, Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea, and Jessica Jones.
Netflix is not ordering a second season of Tuca & Bertie.— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
“Tuca & Bertie is everything I wanted it to be: beautiful, funny, fresh, loving, horny, weird, experimental, comforting, and deep,” Hanawalt added in another tweet on July 24th. “The whole team put our hearts and asses into this show, and I’m so proud of it.”
Thank you to everyone who loves and supports T&B, and to everyone who was comforted and felt like this show gave you a voice. I’m hopeful we can find a home for Tuca & Bertie to continue their adventures. #TucaandBertie pic.twitter.com/xmrAV7Ooyq— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
Netflix, what have you done? Or, to quote Bertie: “Are you shitting serious?!”
they're dumb as shit— SungWon Cho (@ProZD) July 24, 2019
Fans of Tuca & Bertie are outraged and willing to do some damage in Hanawalt’s honor.
Lisa would you like me to beat anyone up for you. I will. I’m strong— Siobhan Thompson, mysterious European heiress (@vornietom) July 24, 2019
This timeline sucks— Tara H. (@thelfr) July 24, 2019
Whomst do I have to fight— Kyle 🌱 (@KylePlantEmoji) July 24, 2019
Others are just glad that it happened in the first place.
This show means so much to me, thank you for making it ❤️❤️ women being gross and funny forever— Miranda Harmon 🐊 (@MirandaMHarmon) July 24, 2019
God DAMMIT! I loved it and everyone I know loved it! I’m so mad and so grateful for it.— Lucy Knisley (@LucyKnisley) July 24, 2019
@tucaandbertie was one of the best shows I've seen in years. I hope another network/streaming site picks it up (cough... @hulu...cough... @PrimeVideo). It offered something fresh and funny while tackling important subjects like harassment, anxiety, and abuse. pic.twitter.com/eTbZG9bSDb— Jonathan (@jmillhouse) July 24, 2019
If you want to see Tuca & Bertie continue their story in some capacity, there’s a petition for that, too.
Already made a petition. I hope this helps!https://t.co/gSAhMuEzh6— 🧠 🎥 Toon Brains 🎬 🎞 (@Toonforbrains) July 24, 2019
Well, this sucks. It’s not every day that we see female representation like the kind Tuca & Bertie brought to the table. We’re sad to see it go, but we’re glad we have one perfect season to watch over and over.