Netflix has canceled Lisa Hanawalt’s beautifully odd animated series Tuca & Bertie after only one season. The news comes from Hanawalt’s Twitter account.
Tuca & Bertie’s cast included Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as the respective titular characters, two bird best friends who flock together to weather the trials of modern living. The show tackled tricky topics with an agile deftness, engaging with questions of mental health and sexual assault in a palatable, relatable way that hit close to home for many. The show also starred Steven Yeun as Bertie’s soft beau, Speckle.
Per Variety, here’s what Netflix has to say about the cancellation:
Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in Tuca & Bertie. 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. While Tuca & Bertie won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come.
“I’m hopeful we can find a home for Tuca & Bertie to continue their adventures,” Hanawalt noted via Twitter. Here’s hoping some other streamer swoops in to save the day.
You can read Hanawalt’s whole Twitter thread below, which captures Tuca & Bertie’s signature charm in spades.