Netflix Cancels 'Tuca & Bertie,' 'Designated Survivor'
Despite glowing critics' reviews and a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Netflix is pulling the plug on freshman series "Tuca & Bertie."
"Tuca & Bertie," am animated comedy series about the friendship between Tuca, a cocky, carefree toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird, featured the voice talents of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong.
Haddish and Wong still have comedy specials on Netflix, not to mention Wong's romcom "Always Be My Maybe." The Haddish-produced "They Ready," featuring rising comedy stars, premieres in August.
The cancellation can't be a huge shock to the "Designated Survivor" cast: Series regular Kal Penn has already lined up a new series with NBC. All three seasons will continue to be available on Netflix globally.
In a statement, Netflix said they were proud to have offered fans a third season of "Designated Survivor" and thanked "the cast and crew who crafted a compelling and satisfying final season."
The political thriller starred Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level Cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes President after a terrorist attack kills everyone in the succession line, except for him, the lone "designated survivor" chosen not to attend the State of the Union address.
Netflix also thanked "Tuca & Bertie" Lisa Hanawalt for creating a "relatable yet whimsical world."
The streaming service’s executives have said that its cancellation decisions are made after examining cost versus viewership.
Overall, Netflix's Season 1 to Season 2 renewal rate is around 80 percent, according to Deadline.