What is the Tuca and Bertie season 3 release date? The acclaimed animated series about two anthropomorphic birds, Tuca and Bertie, has managed to hilariously capture millennial dread since releasing in 2019. Telling the story of two 30-year-old winged best friends living together in an apartment, we’ve seen the show charmingly comment on anxiety and adult friendships throughout its past two relatable seasons. But, like with every good thing, we want more Tuca and Bertie, and we want it now.
Created by the producer of Netflix series Bojack Horseman, Lisa Hanawalt, Tuca and Bertie is a wholesome show that portrays real-life issues facing young women today. Its main characters, the toucan Tuca and thrush Bertie, have dealt with relationship drama, discrimination in the workplace, and past traumas – dealing with their issues together and relying on one another for comfort. Each episode is a feel-good watch. However, Tuca and Bertie isn’t the easiest story to keep track of since the show moved from Netflix to Adult Swim back in 2019, and you may be wondering what is actually next for our avian friends.
Well, The Digital Fix is here to help. Below we go through all the information about the Adult Swim series. From the Tuca and Bertie season 3 release date, cast, trailer and more, here is everything we know about the animated show.
Tuca and Bertie season 3 release date
The good news is that Tuca and Bertie season 3 is definitely on its and is scheduled to hit Adult Swim at midnight on July 10, 2022. This is great news as many fans were worried about the show’s status.
After Tuca and Bertie was initially axed from Netflix’s line-up in 2019, despite its critical acclaim, the series was picked up by Adult Swim and, luckily, has been thriving ever since – showing that no matter what the streaming service’s algorithm may have said, you just can’t keep a banging show down.
Tuca and Bertie season 3 trailer
The good news is that: yes there is a trailer for Tuca and Bertie season 3, and it is a long one.
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The over-a-minute-long teaser clip gives us tons of info about the upcoming season and even shows off some new characters. Exciting!
TUCA AND BERTIE SEASON 3 PLOT
There is no official synopsis for Tuca and Bertie season 3, but judging how season 2 ended and the season’s trailer, we can map out some pretty solid guesses about what narrative and themes will appear in the next chapter.
In the last episode of season 2, ‘The Flood’, Tuca and Bertie went through some big character developments. In the episode, we saw Tuca’s repressed emotions that she has been storing up in cups for years literally come out onto the surface, and Bertie must be there to help her through all of her sad ghosts…while a flood wreaks havoc on Bird Town. Talk about a stressful first therapy session, right?
Tuca is also made to confront her strained relationship with Kara, her seagull girlfriend, who, as Bertie puts it, “isn’t even nice”. After Kara basically left Tuca alone and didn’t check if she was alive or dead while the town was submerged in water, Tuca realised that maybe Kara wasn’t the right bird for her. The episode ends with Tuca, Bertie, and Bertie’s boyfriend Speckle on the rooftop of their apartment, while rescue helicopters fly overhead, circling the flooded Bird Town.
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We will obviously hear more about the after-effects of the flood in the next season. Speckle’s dream house that he had been renovating throughout season 2 will likely have some damage, and we will probably see the trio have to figure out some new living arrangements.
In the new trailer, we saw that Tuca hasn’t stayed single for very long, and has a new tree beau. From the teaser clip, it seems that this relationship is actually pretty healthy. However, Tuca is heading down the road of self-sabotage.
On top of all this, the new season will likely see Bertie back in therapy. Since anxiety is still making her body literally fall apart, it is clear that the thrush still has some work to do, but she may not be in the doctor’s room alone this time. In the post-credit scene of the last episode of season 2, we also saw Bertie’s therapist talking to a couple.
This may hint at some potential changes in season 3. Now that Tuca has started talking about her feelings, instead of storing them away in labelled cups, we may see her join Bertie in therapy, working through all her issues with her friend and a professional.
So far, all these plot speculations are just that, speculations. However, fans can rest easy knowing that no matter what happens in the next instalment, things are set to change, but Bertie and Tuca’s charming friendship will probably stay the same.
Tuca and Bertie season 3 cast
Fans will be happy to hear that Tuca and Bertie will see the main cast returning to our small screens. Tiffany Haddish will be back to play the impulsive toco toucan Tuca, while Ali Wong will return as Bertie, Tuca’s anxious song thrush best friend. Steven Yeun will also be back for season 3 as Bertie’s architect boyfriend, Speckle.
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On top of the returning main cast, it is also speculated that some recurring characters will make a comeback in the upcoming season. Pamela Adlon is expected to return as Bertie’s therapist Dr Joanne, and Richard E. Grant as Holland, Bertie’s boss at Conde Nest. However, saying that, nothing has been set in stone on the casting front, so don’t start counting your chickens yet.
Here is the list of the confirmed cast for Tuca and Bertie season 3:
- Tiffany Haddish (as Tuca Toucan)
- Ali Wong (as Roberta ‘Bertie’ Songthrush)
- Steven Yeun (as Speckle)
However, it is unclear if big players from season 2, such as Sasheer Zamata (who voiced Kara), will be returning as well. We will be sure to keep you posted as soon as we know more.