Tuca & Bertie canceled by Adult Swim

Tuca & Bertie: Canceled by Adult Swim after its rescue from Netflix
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What happened to new episodes of Tuca & Bertie. Continue reading to learn more.

It has been a while since any new updates, as the show’s third season concluded on August 29, 2022. Since then, the viewers have wondered if this is the last time they will watch it or if the network will renew it for additional seasons, as the show has generally received mostly positive critical responses worldwide. So, it is fair to ask about the series’ status after such a great reception.

If you were looking forward to knowing more about the next chapter of Tuca and Bertie, then you have reached the right place, as we have listed down all the crucial and latest information about the potential revival of the show. Here is everything we know about the current status of Tuca and Bertie with the streaming service.

Tuca & Bertie: Canceled by Adult Swim after its rescue from Netflix

Will there be more seasons of Tuca & Bertie?

Adult Swim renewed the series for a third season which has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews, with an average rating of 8.4/10. Moreover, the third season ran for ten episodes and is also available to stream on HBO Max.

Now the fans have gotten the latest update on November 2, 2022, Hanawalt confirmed that Adult Swim canceled the series after two seasons on the network. It is very surprising as Season 2 saw an increase in both teen viewers (12-17) and young female (18-24) viewers to the network – up +65% and +38%, respectively.

According to series creator Lisa Hanawalt. The cable net rescued the show following its 2019 cancellation by Netflix after one season. She also confirmed the news and wrote on Twitter today, quoting, “Tuca & Bertie has sadly been canceled,” further adding, “I still have a beautiful and weird ending to T&B in mind, hopefully someday we’ll get the chance to finish their story.” Take a look at her full post below.

Tuca & Bertie Plot

The show’s central characters are two anthropomorphic female birds: Tuca the toucan and Bertie the song thrush. Episodes mainly focus on the two’s relationships with each other and with their peers. This animated comedy series explores the friendship between two 30-year-old birdwomen who live in the same apartment building. The buddy comedy features cocky, carefree toucan Tuca and anxious, daydreaming songbird Bertie as they live their lives in the metropolis of Bird Town. 

The former roommates separate when Bertie moves in with chipper architect Speckle and Tuca moves upstairs from them. Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong voice the titular characters in this animated show that is decidedly not for kids. Take a look at the official trailer from the last season of Tuca & Bertie to recap the event which has happened in the concluding episodes of Season 3. 

Tuca & Bertie Episodes

Although the exact number of episodes for the new seasons of Tuca & Bertie has not been announced due to cancellation, if the show is continued and once again picked by another network, we can expect at least ten episodes, each lasting approximately 22 to 26 minutes at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim, followed by its premiere on HBO Max the next day. 

The number of episodes might have varied depending on the plot that the show wished to convey to the audience. Meanwhile, we recommend that fans patiently wait and binge-watch Season 3, which recently aired, to refresh their memories of some significant plotlines and how the show has been left in terms of storyline.

Episode 1: Leveling Up: Tuca’s got a new job and love interest; Speckle’s making a big splash at work; Bertie’s barely treading water until she has the chance to prove herself.

Episode 2: The Pain Garden: Tuca is forced to confront a mysterious chronic health issue; Bertie accidentally takes a liking to Tuca’s beau.

Episode 3: The One Where Bertie Gets Eaten by a Snake: Bertie gets eaten by a snake.

Episode 4: Leaf Raking: Tuca juggles lust and sexual dysfunction. Bertie and Speckle try their hands at parenting.

Episode 5: Salad Days: Tuca and Speckle wrangle a duck into submission.

Episode 6: Screech Leeches: The girls revisit Bertie’s spookiest memory: a high school friendship got intense.

Episode 7: A Very Speckle Episode: Being an architect is tough and Speckle is close to losing it. Tuca dips into astrology and goes hard.

Episode 8: Fledging Day: Bertie might have some mommy issues. Tuca coaches Speckle through a tough transitional life stage.

Episode 9: Somebirdy’s Getting Married: Somebody’s getting married in Bird Town, which means being forced to mingle with ex-lovers while dressed in fancy attire.

Episode 10: The Mole: Tuca’s in trouble and Bertie has to dive deep to understand how to help her. Speckle does some wild stuff too.

Tuca & Bertie: Canceled by Adult Swim after its rescue from Netflix

Tuca & Bertie Cast and Crew

The series was produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company, and the animation is done at ShadowMachine. Hanawalt executive produced Tuca & Bertie with Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Haddish, and Wong. The main cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • Tiffany Haddish as Tuca Toucan: A toco toucan, Bertie’s impulsive and newly sober best friend who works odd jobs and often relies on her wealthy Aunt Tallulah for financial support.
  • Ali Wong as Roberta “Bertie” Songthrush: A song thrush, Tuca’s career-minded best friend, a senior operations analyst (previously a data processor) at Conde Nest, and an aspiring baker.
  • Steven Yeun as Speckle: A robin, Bertie’s strait-laced architect boyfriend.

The recurring cast members include the following actors: Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Reggie Watts, Shamir, Jenifer Lewis, Taraji P. Henson, Kate Berlant, Pamela Adlon, Sasheer Zamata, Adam Conover, Patti Harrison, Matthew Rhys, and Justina Machado. 

Tuca & Bertie: Canceled by Adult Swim after its rescue from Netflix

Tuca & Bertie: Where to stream the series?

Tuca & Bertie is available to stream exclusively on HBO Max with an official membership account that includes all the prior seasons. The first season of the show is also available to stream on Netflix. To view the different genres of shows offered on the platform, users must purchase a membership based on their preferences. So, we recommend that you renew your accounts and begin streaming the series to recollect the events from the prior seasons before you tune in to watch the upcoming season on the streaming platform.

Tuca & Bertie: Canceled by Adult Swim after its rescue from Netflix

Catch up on the previous seasons, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of Tuca & Bertie.