Netflix is adding to its animation slate.
The streaming giant has handed out a straight-to-series order for Tuca and Bertie, a 10-episode animated comedy with Tiffany Haddish set to voice one of the leads.
From the team behind BoJack Horseman, the animated comedy revolves around the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Haddish), a cocky-care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, day-dreaming songbird. (Bertie has not yet been cast.)
Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack) created the series and exec produces alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack), Noel Bright (BoJack, Friends), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack, Jack & Bobby) and Haddish. The series hails from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Co. Animation will be done by Shadowmachine.
Tuca and Bertie joins an animated roster at Netflix that includes BoJack, F is for Family, Castlevania and Big Mouth. Sources say animation is the next area that Netflix will focus on expanding.
For Haddish, the gig continues her breakout success after Girls Trip. She will next be seen opposite Tracy Morgan in TBS’ The Last O.J., opposite Kevin Hart in Universal’s Night School. She also signed a first-look deal with HBO and released a stand-up special on Showtime last year. What’s more, she released her first book in December, which made the New York Times’ best-seller list.
Haddish is repped by APA, Principato-Young and Del Shaw. Hanawalt is with UTA and Defiore & Co.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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