Tuca & Bertie obtained a second life, pulled from the depths of its Netflix cancellation by late-night programming block Grownup Swim. The grownup animated sitcom obtained rave critiques for its first season on the streaming service, at one level holding a 98 p.c approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. Crucial acclaim wasn’t sufficient to avoid wasting the present from the chopping block, nevertheless, as Netflix’s personal viewing numbers urged the collection wasn’t reaching a broad sufficient viewers to validate its continuation. (Living proof: Even the creator of the present did not have it marketed to her.)
All ten episodes of the primary season hit Netflix on Could 3, 2019. The present got here with comedy star energy, as Tiffany Haddish voiced the titular Tuca, whereas burgeoning Netflix star Ali Wong voiced Bertie. Steven Yeun additionally served as a major solid member, with Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, and Reggie Watts, amongst these in recurring roles. However, Netflix canceled the present in late July – two and a half months after its premiere – making it a slight shock that it has discovered new life ten months after it seemingly ran out of breath.
Present creator Lisa Hanawalt took to Twitter to share the information of Grownup Swim’s revival on Friday. There was little different info obtainable, outdoors of the truth that a second season could be coming to the Cartoon Community programming block someday in 2021. There are rumors that the episode depend shall be across the season 1 episode depend of ten and that Haddish and Wong will each be returning, although none of that’s confirmed but. See Hanwalkt’s tweet beneath:
Netflix has beforehand saved community tv exhibits from cancellation (Designated Survivor and Lucifer come to thoughts), however it’s uncommon for a canceled Netflix present to discover a second act elsewhere. The one important latest instance is One Day at a Time, which was airing its fourth season on Pop TV earlier than COVID-19 prevented the premiere of latest episodes in latest weeks.
Netflix discovered success with animated applications like BoJack Horseman (which Hanawalt served as a producer and manufacturing designer for) and Large Mouth. Whereas Tuca & Bertie did not discover the identical success with the streaming service, Grownup Swim seems to be an ideal landing spot for the collection, a spot that has already seen loads of success with Rick and Morty and Remaining House, the latter of which originated at TBS. The hype machine shall be in full power quickly, as Tuca & Bertie could also be as shut as eight months away from airing new episodes.
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