Tuca & Bertie

The Bingeables Podcast: ‘Tuca & Bertie’

If you have not watched the Netflix animated comedy series Tuca & Bertie, stop right there. Go binge it. Then come back, please! Created by Lisa Hanawalt and derived from the universe of Bojack Horseman, the show is about women for women created by women.

Tuca & Bertie premiered on Netflix on May 3. But about 2.5 months later on July 24, Netflix canceled the series only after one season. The cancellation comes as a major sting to fans and women creators, as there are few animated series created by women.

Join co-host ChinLin and special guest Sade from Offscreen Babble Podcast as they talk about Tuca & Bertie!


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Official Summary

Tuca & Bertie follows 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.

Voice Cast

  • Tiffany Haddish as Tuca
  • Ali Wong as Bertie
  • Steven Yeun as Speckles
  • Nicole Byer as various voices, including Gamby the ghost cake
  • Richard E. Grant as Holland
  • Reggie Watts as Pastry Pete
  • Shamir Bailey as Draca
  • Jenifer Lewis as Aunt Tallulah
  • Kate Berlant as the “Women Taking Up Space” Lady
  • Awkwafina as Bertie’s breast
  • Laverne Cox as Ebony Black
  • Tessa Thompson as Sophie Black
  • Jane Lynch as Meredith Maple
  • Isabella Rossellini as Pat
  • Taraji P. Henson as Terry

Tune in to the episode!

Are we ever getting Tuca & Bertie season 2?

Probably not. Even though some shows have revived from fan protests and petitions such as Timeless on NBC or Lucifer on Fox then Netflix.

While the first season wrapped up its story arcs fairly well with little-to-no cliffhangers, we still yearn for a second season.

  • How will Bertie and Speckle navigate the next chapter of their relationship?
  • How will Tuca adjust to spending more time with her family?
  • Is Pastry Pete gone for good?

I would also like to see more about our supporting characters. Having an episode dedicated to the backstory of Aunt Tallulah would give more insight about her character and perhaps paralleling it with Tuca deciding to go sober would work. An episode from the POV of Speckles would be nice too.

What are your thoughts on the show? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @geekgals.co!

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Featured image credit: Netflix

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