The renewals and cancellations just keep on coming this week.
Announced this afternoon, Netflix has officially canceled the Kiefer Sutherland-led “Designated Survivor” and the animated comedy, “Tuca and Bertie.” The former was originally canceled by ABC after 2 seasons in 2018, before being picked up for a third season by Netflix, which premiered on the streaming platform last month.
“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of ‘Designated Survivor,’ and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come,” said Netflix in a statement today. “We’re especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman. We’re also grateful to showrunner/executive producer Neal Bear for his guiding vision and steady hand, creator/executive producer David Guggenheim and EPs Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, and Peter Noah along with the cast and crew who crafted a compelling and satisfying final season.”
Coming from “Bojack Horseman” executive producer, Lisa Hanawalt, “Tuca and Bertie” focused on the lives of two 30-year old bird women who live in the same apartment building. Its voice cast included Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Nicole Byer, Reggie Watts, and more. Its first season premiered on Netflix in May, and was met with some strong critical acclaim.
Despite the show’s critical reception and star-studded voice cast though, the streaming service decided not to bring it back for a second season. It now the latest addition to growing list of Netflix shows that have lasted for only one season.
“Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in ‘Tuca and Bertie,'” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re grateful to Lisa, and her fellow executive producers Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and EPs/stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, along with all of the writers and animators for sharing the funny and dynamic female bird duo of Tuca and Bertie with the world. While ‘Tuca and Bertie’ won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come.”