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Netflix has cancelled Tuca & Bertie, and Twitter isn’t impressed

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Netflix has cancelled Tuca & Bertie, and Twitter isn’t impressed

For all its popularity, Netflix has an ability to upset its users like pretty much no other company. For every megahit it funds, another much-loved cult classic gets axed for not producing strong enough numbers.

Now Tuca & Bertie – an adult animation in the style of Bojack Horseman from a female perspective – joins The Santa Clarita Diet, Sense8, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Marco Polo on the figurative bin.


“Netflix is not ordering another season of Tuca & Bertie,” tweeted the show’s creator Lisa Hanawalt. “Tuca & Bertie is everything I wanted it to be: beautiful, funny, fresh, loving, horny, weird, experimental, comforting, and deep. The whole team put our hearts and asses into this show, and I’m so proud of it.”


In a thread where she praised the cast, crew and writers, and reflected on the positive reviews and feedback, Hanawalt conceded that all the good feelings can’t convince the Netflix algorithm. “None of this makes a difference to an algorithm, but it’s important to me and the way I want to continue making art in this world,” she tweeted, adding that she’s “hopeful we can find a home for Tuca & Bertie to continue their adventures.”


Suffice it to say, Twitter was upset. Really upset.



While understanding that Netflix has to follow its own numbers, many pointed out that the company had barely promoted it on the service, never giving it a chance to flourish.



The good(ish) news is that the ten episodes of the show will stay on the service for people to discover. If you’re wondering what else to turn to, look no further than our list of the best TV shows on Netflix.