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Adult Swim Rescues Tuca & Bertie For New Season

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Looking for some good news today? You’ve found it….Tuca and Bertie, the Netflix original that shone brightly for one short and brilliant season before fading out, has been resurrected by Adult Swim. The announcement was made this morning.

The Netflix season appeared on the streamer in May of 2019 and was an instant hit with critics, though of its viewer numbers we know nil. Netflix did not even have a public Top 10 List in those days; it kept all its cards close to the chest and in many ways still does. Netflix will retain rights to Season 1, while AS will hold rights to Season 2 and all future seasons assuming they happen.

Tuca and Bertie stars Tiffany Haddish as a toucan and Ali Wong as her best friend and thrush Bertie. Though not a direct spinoff of Bojack Horseman, the show was created by Lisa Hanawalt, co-producer of Bojack, and shares a similar premise (talking animals walking around and casually interacting with humans).

“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 public statement.

Adult Swim has never made a move like this before, but if there was ever a time for bold moves, it’s now. Rumor has it the channel will lose the remainder of its Fox-Disney produced content in 2021 when current contract agreements expire (except for American Dad, because sister station TBS pays for new seasons). That means no more Bob’s Burgers or Family Guy, which have been stuffing up the AS schedule for years. Family Guy in particular did not become truly popular until Adult Swim began running it, leading to its resurrection on Fox.

Now Adult Swim is pulling a resurrection of its own. Will the viewers flock to it (no pun intended….maybe just a little)? Tuca and Bertie begins a second season on Adult Swim sometime in 2021.