'Tuca & Bertie' is an offering that's quite a refreshing change in the otherwise male-dominated animation world, as creators have introduced a brand new cast of female characters.
It is really fascinating to see animated characters struggling, living and wading through everyday issues like us. We get to broaden our horizon and perceive real-life issues with different yet meaningful perspectives. Netflix has some of the best adult animated series stocked up, one of which is the amalgamation of 'BoJack Horseman' and 'Broad City' called 'Tuca & Bertie', which is an animated sitcom created by Lisa Hanawalt. Lisa is also the cartoonist and production designer for BoJack. 'Tuca & Bertie' is a Netflix Original that shows anthropomorphic people and contains absurd, stupid and goofy comedy. The story revolves around two friends who are extremely different from each other but are still, co-dependant buddies. Their journey together is full of adventures, problems on a personal and professional level that make the entire storyline relatable. The show deals with some of the big controversies and topics in its own unique yet colorful way.
Such adult animation series leaves us to wonder about a lot of things in a whole different and new way. Tuca the toucan is carefree and arrogant, whereas, Bertie is an anxious daydreaming songbird. It was on May 3, 2019, when we saw the first season of 'Tuca & Bertie' on Netflix. It is produced by Hanawalt, alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Tiffany Haddish, and Ali Wong. Here is everything we know about season 2.
Season 1 consists of ten episodes and was released on Netflix on May 3, 2019. The fact that these animated series deals with real-life human issues, they have heavy viewerships. Some of the famous animated comedies that have become a genre of its own are ‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘Family Guy’, ‘Archer’, ‘The Simpsons‘. 'Tuca & Bertie' is a fresh project in the male-dominated animation world where the creators have introduced a brand new cast of female characters. It has become the first approach in the realm of adult cartoons where the protagonists are female and the cast is female driven. Looking at the demand this show's first season has gained, we can expect the season installment to drop sometime in May 2020.
As mentioned earlier, it is a story about two best friends with their own struggles, insecurities, problems, and lessons of life. Tuca is the one who carries fake confidence in front of the world to hide her insecurities and Bertie, is a woman who has it all but cannot decide what she actually wants in her life and puts endless efforts for the sake of pleasing people. The lives led by these two protagonists are relatable in many ways and that is the reason this show has become everyone's favorite. The duo continues to try to improve themselves and understand the complexity of adulthood.
As per Hanawalt’s words on the National Public Radio, “I just hope that the people who watch it connect with it, and that it makes them feel better about who they are, so they don’t have to feel apologetic for being a certain way or not being the status quo or whatever.” The second season will explore more complex and absurd issues of life, and maybe they will be a bit mature when it comes to handling life and its problems.
don't worry, everyone! i got a second cactus and i will NOT be feeding pricktina jr. any coffee or cola this time around... just so we're clear, coconut water is okay, right? - b pic.twitter.com/qMODwahZYr— Tuca & Bertie (@tucaandbertie) June 15, 2019
Creator Lisa Hanawalt explained, "Millennials, in particular, are facing a lot of economic problems because we’re not getting paid more with inflation, and we’re struggling to try to buy houses and support families and healthcare is a real issue. The vitriol against millennials is really unfounded. They’re like, oh, lazy millennials. Always living with their parents and not getting jobs. It’s a difficult decade because you feel like you should have everything figured out by now and you should leave behind all the craziness of your 20s, but at the same time, you still feel like a child."
tuca & bertie is my fav show rn i just finished s1 i hope it gets a s2— sloppy yoe (@jouiboui) June 16, 2019
We finished watching Tuca & Bertie tonight and that show is the fucking realness. It starts off with mostly ridiculous hijinks and then BAM it hits you with real ass issues while still maintaining it's sense of humor. A+ would recommend.— Ron Chan (@RonDanChan) June 14, 2019
Gah Tuca & Bertie was so good pls let there be a Season 2 @netflix— ✨ jenn #1 baseball hater ✨ (@j_whirl44) June 7, 2019
I miss Tuca & Bertie. Give me season 2— MORTAL COIL (@yusraaXO) June 6, 2019
Tuca & Bertie is hilarious and empowering and I need season 2 right now 😍— 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐡 ♀ (@LeahAmelia1) May 21, 2019