The team behind ‘BoJack Horseman’ have another animated-comedy on the way, and this one will star Tiffany Haddish. Netflix confirmed today that the service has added another series to its growing animation slate, adding a series order for ‘Tuca & Bertie’ from the team behind ‘BoJack Horseman’.
In the announcement it was announced that Tiffany Haddish will voice the lead character named ‘Tuca’ in the series, which is being produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company. According to Netflix, the animated series is a comedy about 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.
Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created the series, which consists of 10-episodes for its first season and will be coming to Netflix. Hanawalt is an executive producer alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby) and Haddish. The animation itself is being done at Shadowmachine.
As for Tiffany Haddish, the popular actor has had an amazing career boost over the last few years. Haddish’s big breakout performance was in the smash comedy Girls Trip, which dominated the box-office last summer. That film featured Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Larenz Tate. The film made $115M domestically before grossing over $140M worldwide.
Fans can see Haddish next starring opposite Tracy Morgan on The Last O.G. (premiering April 3 on TBS) and opposite Kevin Hart in Universal Pictures’ Night School (releasing September 28). Haddish inked a first-look deal with HBO at the beginning of this year, and released her first book The Last Black Unicorn in December, which made the NY Times Bestseller List. Not only that, Haddish recently released her newest stand-up special Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! on Showtime. That project launched late last year. Haddish’s upcoming projects include Limited Partners, The Oath, The Kitchen, and The Temp, the latter of which she will also executive produce.