Tuca & Bertie fans are living it up on social media after Season 2 got announced today. Adult Swim will broadcast the second season in 2021 with a 10 episode order. Two years ago, there was a palpable fervor online when Netflix decided to cancel the show. A very dedicated fanbase had sprouted up in short order and they were mystified by the decision to cut it loose so quickly. A Change.org petition was created in an effort to save the show, but those pleas fell on deaf ears over at the streaming giant. Now, with Adult Swim stepping in, Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong’s characters can continue their quest through messy 30-year-old trials and tribulations. To say that its a celebration online, would be an understatement.
For her part, series creator Lisa Hanawalt, of Bojack Horseman fame, sounds very happy about all of this. She told The Wrap, “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.”
Back in 2019, the creator told Deadline about her aims for storytelling. “I am a writer and I have stories I wanted to tell, so it was great to have my own space to tell stories that are entirely from the perspective of the female characters, to get more into the nuances of what it means to be a woman,” Hanawalt described.
A lot of conversation around the initial cancelation seemed to surround Netflix’s algorithm and the pitfalls of that system. (For example, Tuca & Bertie didn’t even get recommended to its creator when she logged on the service?) But, over time, we’ve seen that happen to a number of shows that were canceled before their time. Now, with these sorts of fan movements, nothing is really gone forever if you want it badly enough. It’s only right that the fanbase gets to take their victory lap after two years of hoping and wishing.
Both Haddish and Wong are confirmed to be back for the second salvo of episodes. The cast also included Steven Yeun, Richard E. Grant, Nicole Byer, Reggie Watts, and John Early.
Are you excited for more Tuca & Bertie next year? Let us know in the comments!
Never give up
Thank you SO MUCH for giving this cartoon a platform to continue!!! Congrats to the whole team!! We’re so excited!!!!— Katy Farina🏳️🌈♠️ (@Kate_Farina) May 22, 2020
The best news
Thank you for keeping his (and the show's) legacy alive. Truly the best news. pic.twitter.com/2X0yArsUPD— Vulcan (@VulcanDragon108) May 22, 2020
adult swim has us all like pic.twitter.com/tMB93Wbn5d— Jessi Sheron makes mermaid comics (@JessiSheron) May 22, 2020
Imagine being the guy at Netflix who cancelled this show when it gets seven seasons and a movie.— Ian MacAllen (@IanMacAllen) May 22, 2020
I got that reference!
Forever a hundred years Tuca and Bertie— Dar Laufer (@jackisabigot) May 22, 2020
Thank you for giving this incredible show a new home 😭❤️❤️❤️❤️— Stephanie @ crossing animal (@omystephanie) May 22, 2020
But for real
Literally the first piece of good news this year lol— Geneva (@cartoonfuntime) May 22, 2020
Get. That. Bread.
We. Are. Gonna. Get. This. Bread. pic.twitter.com/5Q1DyL0L3c— Tuca and Bertie Out of Context (@NoTucaAndBertie) May 22, 2020
Hyped! and hope to see mah fav Dakota come back! pic.twitter.com/1voMHX7Ke1— Jord/Jax (@JaxBladeFitness) May 22, 2020
Netflix throwing hands at the air right now— MY CABBAGES (@nerdgeekman) May 22, 2020
This is a lot of people rn
OH MY GOD THIS MADE MY ENTIRE DAY— ✨👽Audrameda ✿ Galaxy 🛸✨ (@itsaaudraw) May 22, 2020
Adult Swim coming in clutch to revive one of the best shows of the last 10 years— Theory Pop (@TheoryPopYT) May 22, 2020