The program starred Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as a pair of anthropomorphic birds, and it was created by BoJack Horseman producer Lisa Hanawalt. The 10-episode first season appeared on Netflix on May 3, 2019.
Hanawalt took to Twitter last night (July 24) to reveal Netflix's decision to cancel the show, writing, "Netflix is not ordering a second season of Tuca & Bertie." She also added, "
Other cast members included Steven Yeun, Richard E. Grant, Reggie Watts, Nicole Byer and Shamir Bailey.
The show was critically acclaimed, with the first season earning a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 81 on Metacritic.
Many fans have sounded off on the cancellation and, needless to say, they're not happy. A Twitter campaign under the hashtag #RenewTucaAndBertie has emerged in the hopes that the show can live to see another season.
Notable advocates include Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz, Canadian cartoonist Kate Beaton and comedian Paul F. Tompkins.
See the reactions below.
Netflix is not ordering a second season of Tuca & Bertie.— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
Lisa's thread was so gracious but I am not gracious, and cancelling Tuca & Bertie is complete bullshit! That show was universally applauded, it was original and singular and inspiring for all it brought to the table— Kate Beaton (@beatonna) July 24, 2019
Tuca & Bertie pushed so many interesting directorial envelopes and gave me so much other stuff I'd never thought to ask for. It's so damn funny and thoughtful. #RenewTucaAndBertie now you cowards— Geneva (@cartoonfuntime) July 25, 2019
I dearly love Tuca & Bertie and felt many moments of joy and surprise while watching it. felt seen, understood, and like I was having a really fun/sometimes difficult conversation with a BFF. I hope all who worked on it know how special it is. I hope it has a life somewhere else.— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) July 25, 2019
I am very sorry to hear this. It's a terrific show.— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) July 25, 2019