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Tuca & Bertie Renewed For Season 3 By Adult Swim


Adult animation lovers were disappointed when Netflix decided against picking up a second season of Tuca & Bertie. Netflix's loss was Adult Swim's gain, as the network stepped in, in a rare example of a broadcast network saving a series from streaming. It was a shrewd move, as the series would bring a much needed female perspective to the network, which has had some (not undeserved) criticism in recent years for being something of a boy's club.

The second season finally arrived this Summer, where it has been airing on Sunday nights, alongside Adult Swim's biggest show Rick and Morty's latest season. Now, before season two has even finished airing, it has been revealed that the show has already been renewed for season three.

Tuca & Bertie has performed very well for the network and has attracted a significant increase in viewers in the teenage and young women (18-24) demographics. It has also consistently been #1 in its timeslot on basic cable for teens, adults 18-35 and men 18-49 (excluding sports).  There will of course be a considerable crossover with the Rick and Morty audience, but this also clearly attracts an audience of its own.

Created by BoJack Horseman alum Lisa Hanawalt, the series explores the lives of two city-dwelling roommate millennial birds (the feathered kind, I haven't started being extra British) voiced by Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong. BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg is an executive producer, alongside stars Haddish and Wong, Noel Bright and Steven A. Cohen.

Adult Swim teases the show:

Tuca (Haddish) and Bertie (Wong) are best friends, and they’re both full of ghosts!  Bertie is busy excavating her inner ghouls with the help of a therapist, while Tuca prefers to stuff hers behind the toilet. She’ll deal with them later, right now she’s just too busy trying not to be single anymore! Meanwhile, Speckle (Steven Yeun) is building a new house but soon finds he's driven to the brink of insanity...good thing he’s just a cartoon.

There is good news for Tuca & Bertie fans outside the US too. Adult Swim have now secured the international rights to both season two and three and will distribute them globally through their brand. For fans in the UK, this means we'll probably see the series through their partnership with Channel 4,  most likely with an E4 broadcast and streaming on the Adult Swim channel on the All4 streaming service.

The final two episodes of Tuca & Bertie season two will air in the United States on August 8 and August 15 at 11:30 pm ET/PT.