Netflix has canceled the animated series “Tuca & Bertie” and the Kiefer Sutherland political thriller “Designated Survivor”.
What went wrong with Tuca & Bertie?
“Tuca & Bertie,” featured major celebrity voices. They were of comedians Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish. Both played best friends and anthropomorphic animals. “BoJack Horseman” created the show. The producer of the show is Lisa Hanawalt.
Although ‘Tuca & Bertie’ will not get a second season, we are proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come,” Netflix said in a statement.
Hanawalt shared the news in a Twitter thread. He said the show “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,” she said.
Tuca & Bertie has been well received by critics with a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Designated Survivor issue:
David Guggenheim created the show “Designated Survivor.” The show aired for two seasons on ABC before the broadcast network canceled it. Netflix saved resurrected the series, and its third season premiered in June.
In a statement, Netflix thanked star and executive producer Sutherland. It says, “brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman.”
Netflix also confirmed that all 53 episodes of “Designated Survivor” will remain on the streaming platform.
According to a Netflix spokesperson, the company bases renewals on viewing versus costs and that its renewal rate still remains around 80-percent.
However, the news of the cancellations comes a few days after it was announced that Netflix had reportedly added less subscribers than expected during the second quarter of 2019, and analysts suggested that it might have to rethink some programming plans.
Even with the two latest cancellations, Netflix is churning out a massive volume of new originals every year. Netflix has a Season 1-to-Season 2 renewal rate at around 80%. This is much much higher than other services. Netflix sure as hell lot on its plate. The streaming service makes the cancellation decisions after examining cost vs. viewership for each show. Fans can’t wait what Netflix has to offer instead of these two major shows.