'Tuca & Bertie': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's adult animation show

'Tuca & Bertie': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Netflix's adult animation show

'BoJack Horseman' received wide critical acclaim as well as a staunch group of fans thanks to its waggish animation, surreal narrative and a sincere explanation of human condition. Throughout the five seasons, there was no rocket science involved, but a very surreal explanation of what it would be like if animals acted like humans. Alongside a satirical take on the entertainment industry, the series also offered a more sensible approach on dealing with issues related to depression, racism, sexism, and addictions.

Following the show's success, creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Lisa Hanawalt are back and they have two new bird-women, 'Tuca & Bertie' who will help educate the world on a series of issues in their own inimitable style. 

Release Date

'Tuca & Bertie' is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019, on Netflix.


The series documents the lives of two bird-women — Tuca, a cocksure Toucan and Bertie, a forever-anxious songbird. The series is speculated to touch on topics such as body-shaming, leering, equal rights for women and so on.

Actor Tiffany Haddish plays Tuca, a cocky toucan whose character is supposed to be bold and outspoken. (Getty Images)


Tiffany Haddish voices Tuca, while Bertie gets her voice from Ali Wong. Haddish, in recent times, has made her move from TV shows to mainstream comedy. She is best known for her breakout performance in 'Girls Trip', 'If Loving You Is Wrong' and 'The Carmichael Show'. Her co-star Wong is slated to appear in DCEU's 'Birds of Prey'.


Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Lisa Hanawalt return as producer and production designer respectively after their successful outing with 'BoJack Horseman'. Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and Tiffany Haddish form the rest of the production team. 

Trailer/First Look


The first look features Haddish and Wong in behind-the-scenes clips. The first scene shows the artistes meet in a voice booth and explain the origin story. The video then offers a quick look at the animated characters before showcasing more behind-the-scenes footage. Wong explains the difference between the characters Tuca and Bertie, as the former is more bold and outspoken. The video also shows a brief bedroom scene featuring the songbird and her husband discussing pornography.  Hanawalt too is part of the video where she discusses the inspiration for Tuca & Bertie.


Netflix, unfortunately for itself, canceled the very well-crafted animated series just after the first season. Creator Lisa Hanawalt took to Twitter to announce that the streaming service won't be renewing the show. 





Despite near-universal critical acclaim and support from fans, the streaming service canceled the show. At the Television Critics Association’s annual Summer Press Tour, however, Haddish said that the show could come back. Haddish revealed that she “was late finding out it was canceled” last month. "Tuca & Bertie is close to me. It is amazing and needs to be seen," she said. "[But] who knows? It might end up somewhere else!" She didn't have exact details, but the show might come back for another season "somewhere else". The comedian admitted that she and Hanawalt "have been talking about bringing the series back."Guess we will only have to wait it out and see where the creators take the show.


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