Good news for fans of animated anthropomorphic animals: Netflix has ordered a new animated series from BoJack Horseman producer/production designer Lisa Hanawalt titled Tuca & Bertie. The show will focus on a pair of female feathered friends, and Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) is attached to voice Tuca.
The comedy will revolve around “the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird”. Netflix has already placed a 10-episode, single-season order for the series.
Alongside Hanawalt, fellow BoJack Horseman producers Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Noel Bright will also produce, while animation will be done by ShadowMachine, who have been quite busy recently, having done the animation for shows such as Dallas & Robo and Jeff & Some Aliens. Mostly though, expect a similar animation style to BoJack Horseman.
It’s a great combination for Netflix. BoJack Horseman, one of their earliest Netflix Originals, has turned into a fantastic show, much more than the wacky sitcom it first appeared to be. And Haddish is coming off a head-turning performance – one that got a lot of Oscar buzz – in Girls Trip and has blossomed into the latest breakout comedy star.
She’s also set to be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on The Last O.G., which premieres in April, and back on the big screen alongside Kevin Hart in Night School, which hits cinemas Friday, September 28. There will likely be more news soon regarding Tuca & Bertie, as the search is on to find Haddish’s co-star.