Tuca & Bertie is an American animated sitcom.
Development & Production
On February 20, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order to consist of a first season of ten episodes.
Production companies involved in the series include The Tornante Company and ShadowMachine.
On March 14, 2019, Netflix announced that the series would premiere on May 3, and a first look featurette trailer was released.1
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Tiffany Haddish would voice the lead character of Tuca. On May 7, 2018, it was announced that Ali Wong had been cast as the voice of Bertie.
In March 2019, it was announced Steven Yeun had been cast as a series regular, with Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Amber Ruffin, Jermaine Fowler and Tessa Thompson appearing in guest capacity.1
The first ten episodes of Season 1 were released on Netflix on May 3, 2019.
"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."
- Tiffany Haddish as Tuca, a toucan, Bertie's best friend who works odd jobs, and frequently relies on her rich Aunt Tallulah for financial support.
- Ali Wong as Roberta "Bertie" Songthrush, a songbird, Tuca's best friend who is a senior operations analyst (previously a data processor for three years) at Conde Nest and Speckle's girlfriend.
- Steven Yeun as Speckle, a robin, Bertie's boyfriend who is an architect.
- Nicole Byer as Speckle’s grandmother Gamby the ghost cake; Bertie's file cabinet; lady in the bathroom at Bertie's office.
- Richard E. Grant as Holland, Bertie's boss at Conde Nest.
- John Early as Dirk, Bertie's misogynistic rooster co-worker at Conde Nest.
- Reggie Watts as Pastry Pete
- Jenifer Lewis as Aunt Tallulah, Tuca's rich aunt who has been supporting her financially.
- Tig Notaro as Yeast Week MC
- Amber Ruffin as Dakota with a Y
- Laverne Cox as Ebony Black, an agent who works for the Center for Sex Bug Control.
- Tessa Thompson as Sophie Black, a raven junior lawyer and Ebony's daughter.