In July 2019, Netflix cancelled the Tuca & Bertie adult animated series after one season. Nearly a year later, Adult Swim announced they’d picked up the show for a second season. Those 10 episodes will begin airing on the cable channel on Sunday, June 13th.
The Tuca & Bertie series follows a pair of bird best friends — a cocky and care-free tucan named Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird. Bertie’s strait-laced architect boyfriend is a robin named Speckle (Steven Yeun).
Here’s more information and a teaser, from Adult Swim:
“Tuca & Bertie” Flocks Over to Adult Swim With All-New Episodes Beginning Sunday, June 13
Secure your favorite perch and prepare to caw out loud (col) as new episodes of Tuca & Bertie land Sunday, June 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.
Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and Bertie (Ali Wong) are best friends, and they’re both full of ghosts! Bertie is busy excavating her inner ghouls with the help of a therapist, while Tuca prefers to stuff hers behind the toilet. She’ll deal with them later, right now she’s just too busy trying not to be single anymore! Meanwhile, Speckle (Steven Yeun) is building a new house but soon finds he’s driven to the brink of insanity…good thing he’s just a cartoon.
Geese are demonized! Seagulls are romanticized! These episodes are full relatable moments and hilarity. Just be warned, you’ll never look at plants the same way again!
Tuca & Bertie is created and executive produced by Lisa Hanawalt, with Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Haddish, and Wong also serving as executive producers. The series is produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company, and the animation is done at ShadowMachine.
Tornante Television is a leading independent studio wholly-owned by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. Tornante Television develops, produces and finances animated and live action comedy and drama series for both domestic and international distribution. In addition to Tuca & Bertie, the company produces the acclaimed series BoJack Horseman for Netflix and Undone for Amazon Studios. Tornante Television also produced NOS4A2 on AMC.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.
Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.
GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.
Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.
What do you think? Did you watch the Tuca & Bertie animated series on Netflix? Will you be tuning in for season two on Adult Swim?