‘Tuca and Bertie’ revived at Adult Swim after Netflix cancellation

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Tuca and Bertie has been revived for a second season at Adult Swim after being cancelled by Netflix last year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adult Swim will revive Tuca and Bertie for a 10-episode second season that will debut in 2021 with an option for additional seasons.

“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 and Bertie is an animated comedy from from creator Lisa Hanawalt and features a voice cast of comedians Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as the leads, along with former Walking Dead star Seven Yeun. All three stars will be returning for the second season.

A deal in which a linear network revives a Netflix original series is the second of its kind, the first being Pop TV’s revival of Netflix original series One Day at a Time for a fourth season after Netflix cancelled it despite its rave reviews.

Tuca and Bertie is executive produced by BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen. Series creator Lisa Hanawalt and voice actors Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong likewise executive produce the series.

Tuca and Bertie debuted on Netflix on May 3, 2019 and received overwhelmingly favorable reviews from critics; however, the show was then cancelled by Netflix after its first season, much to the surprise of fans and creator Lisa Hanawalt herself.

Hanawalt wrote an emotional Twitter thread about the cancellation at the time, saying that “Everyone is still glowing over the reviews and articles and feedback. [Tuca and Bertie] is critically acclaimed and has repeatedly been called one of the best new shows of the year. 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.”

Now that Adult Swim has swept in and revived the show, she’ll be able to!

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