BoJack Horseman has been one of Netflix's strongest series to date, so its no surprise the streaming giant green-lit a follow-up. Creator of Bojack Raphael Bob-Waksberg will once again delve into the world of animation, as he sits as executive producer on a series that has tapped Girls Trip's rising star Tiffany Haddish to voice the series' lead. Haddish will play a bird person in Tuca & Bertie, an animated comedy that will aim to be just as funny if not funnier than Bojack Horseman.
Tuca & Bertie is a story about two thirty-something bird women living in the same apartment building. Tiffany Haddish will come into the series as Tuca who is described as a cocky, colorful, and carefree toucan. Haddish's Tuca sounds way different than the other lead Bertie, who is said to be an anxious and daydreaming songbird. The voice actress for Bertie has not been announced yet, but with Haddish in the role of Tuca, it won't be hard to find someone to pair nicely with her awesome personality. The Tuca & Bertie team presumably has a decent amount of time to find the perfect actress to voice Bertie, as a release date for this project has not been announced at this time.
As mentioned previously, Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will serve as an executive producer on Tuca & Bertie. Though Bob-Waksberg didn't create the upcoming animated comedy, its creator Lisa Hanawalt is a well known of the Bojack family. Hanawalt is a producer on Bojack, as well as a production designer, so the influence the original series will have on Tuca & Bertie will still be strong despite Bob-Waksberg not at the wheel of this new project.
Netflix snagging Tiffany Haddish for Tuca & Bertie is a big win for the streaming service, as the comedian/actress has been a hot commodity in Hollywood since her breakout role in Girls Trip. With Bojack Horseman already a well-established show amongst Netflix subscribers and Haddish's name appearing practically everywhere as of late, Tuca & Bertie is sure to be a show many check out whenever it makes its debut. Hopefully, Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Lisa Hanawalt take advantage of the two shows seemingly sharing a universe and have some crossover episodes planned in order to help promote the new series.
Tuca & Bertie is coming to Netflix, although no release date has been given for when subscribers should expect to see it. For more information on upcoming Netflix shows that do have premiere dates, head on over to our Netflix premiere guide and see what's coming up. Those looking instead to get a broad picture of all things coming to television in 2018 regardless of the platform can find just what they need by hitting up our midseason premiere guide.