Tuca & Bertie's first season debuted to highly critical acclaim, but Netflix opted to not grant it a second season.
"Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in ‘Tuca & Bertie. We’re grateful to Lisa, and her fellow executive producers Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and EPs/stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, along with all of the writers and animators for sharing the funny and dynamic female bird duo of Tuca and Bertie with the world. While Tuca & Bertie won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come.”
The creator of Tuca & Bertie expressed her thanks to the dedicated fans of the show in a twitter thread.
Netflix is not ordering a second season of Tuca & Bertie.— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
Cast & crew & writers were flawless. Production ran so smoothly, it felt charmed. My IBS flared terribly and the show was better for it!!— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
Best of all, I still get daily messages and tweets from viewers who connect personally to the characters and stories. The birdsona & plantsona fan art is SO incredible, are you kidding me! And the show is still being discovered by new fans every day!!— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
Thank you to everyone who loves and supports T&B, and to everyone who was comforted and felt like this show gave you a voice. I’m hopeful we can find a home for Tuca & Bertie to continue their adventures. #TucaandBertie pic.twitter.com/xmrAV7Ooyq— Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) July 24, 2019
Just a week ago, Steven Yeun hoped they'd get to do more of the show. He tweeted this following news of the cancellation of the series
Some actors from other shows expressed their sadness over the show's cancellation
I dearly love Tuca & Bertie and felt many moments of joy and surprise while watching it. felt seen, understood, and like I was having a really fun/sometimes difficult conversation with a BFF. I hope all who worked on it know how special it is. I hope it has a life somewhere else.— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) July 25, 2019
RIP Tuca And Bertie 😔 pic.twitter.com/kRXm2zUvcP— Raleigh Ritchie (@RaleighRitchie) July 25, 2019