The acclaimed adult animated series Tuca & Bertie is getting its wings clipped again. According to series creator Lisa Hanawalt via Twitter, Adult Swim has canceled the animated show after two seasons. The cabler revived the show in 2020, after Netflix killed it after only one season.
“Tuca & Bertie has sadly been canceled.
To all our fans – we love you and can’t thank you enough for your support over the years. Please never stop making weird fan art (and dressing up as the characters for Halloween!), it brings me endless joy.
Working with Adult Swim was creatively fulfilling, our execs were all smart and thoughtful, and I’m grateful that we got the space to make all these wild and heartfelt episodes about things that matter to me very much.
I’m so proud of the work done by all my talented coworkers and collaborators on this show. Please watch the end credits and take note of all these names in the cast and crew. I’m also very glad we were able to be covered by The Animation Guild and the Writers Guild of America. I hope any show creators who have the leverage to fight for unionizing their productions will continue to do so.
I still have a beautiful and weird ending to T&B in mind, hopefully someday we’ll get the chance to finish this story. In the meantime, I’m not done creating. I’ve witnessed so many people connecting with this show on a profound level, and I intend to keep telling stories like this, no matter what.”
The Annie-winning show stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as two anthropomorphic female birds who face the challenges of relationships, work and life in a big city. The supporting cast included Steven Yeun, John Early, Richard E. Grant, Nicole Byer, Tig Notaro, Amber Ruffin, Taraji P. Henson, Jenifer Lewis, Shamir, Pamela Adlon, Tessa Thompson and Reggie Watts.
Despite being lauded as one of the best shows of 2019, Netflix canceled it after only 10 episodes. Then, after being revived by Adult Swim, the series came back for two more seasons on HBO Max. We are keeping our fingers and birds’ legs crossed that the charming show will find a new nest in 2023. You can still catch the first season on Netflix and Season 2 and 3 on Adult Swim/HBO Max.
Here’s the third season trailer of the show (sniff):