Nicole Pomarico
April 18, 2019 12:51 pm

Ever scroll through Netflix and think, “Wow, there aren’t enough animated shows involving hilarious female birds on this streaming platform”? Well, same, but don’t worry—that’s all about to change this May when Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong save the day with their new cartoon, Tuca & Bertie.

In the animated series, the two comedians voice 30-something birds who are neighbors in the same apartment building. According to a release from Netflix, Haddish’s character Tuca is a “cocky, carefree toucan,” and Wong plays Bertie, an “anxious, daydreaming songbird.” The series follows their friendship and looks equal parts endearing and funny in the first-look footage Netflix released on March 14th. And according to Haddish, working on Tuca & Bertie was a dream come true.

Haddish and Wong couldn’t be more perfect for these roles—and not just because they’re both gifts to humanity.

“In a lot of ways, it kind of does mirror us because Tiffany’s, like, out there and about and she’s fun and is not repressed, and I’m kind of a recluse and I’m a homebody,” Wong said in the teaser video. “I’m like the homebody person who is at home with my husband and my kids.”

Here’s the first trailer.

The new series comes from cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, a producer on our other fave anthropomorphic animated dark comedy, Bojack Horseman. Tuca & Bertie hits Netflix on May 3rd, so we don’t have to wait long to see Wong and Haddish in action.

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