Well, we did it. Tuca & Bertie, one of the best and most innovative adult cartoons on TV, has not only escaped the axe at Netflix but performed well enough on Adult Swim to be renewed for a third season. The announcement was made today by AS accompanied by this lovely drawing:
— adult swim (@adultswim) August 4, 2021
The Tuca & Bertie of Tuca & Bertie are a neurotic, put-upon underdog (underbird?) prone to anxiety issues and a loud, proud party toucan constantly getting into trouble. This most recent season saw Bertie taking therapy sessions to calm her neuroses, while Tuca found herself unexpectedly tied down by a steady girlfriend. They also celebrated holidays that vaguely resembled ones in the real world but not completely.
If I haven’t drilled this into your head enough like a woodpecker, Tuca & Bertie is a show you need to watch especially if you are an animation fan. It takes advantage of the medium in ways that very few animated shows today do. Itās not just a world where animals talk, but where an entire lake is composed of jelly and everyone acts like thatās just a normal occurrence in nature. Sight gags and creative visuals pop off every frame, and you really, truly donāt know what to expect next.
Tuca & Bertie stars Tiffany Haddish as the toucan, Ali Wong as the thrush, Steven Yeun as whatever bird Speckle is meant to be, and a host of other characters played by Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, Reggie Watts and Pamela Adlon. Lisa Hanawalt created the show and still executive-produces it, along with Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Haddish and Wong.
Streaming rights to the series will be granted to HBO Max in 2022, though that may just pertain to this most recent season and the one on the way. AS has also obtained international rights to the series as of now. Two episodes of Tuca & Bertie remain in its second season; they will air August 8 and August 15 respectively, right after Rick & Morty on Adult Swim.