Netflix Cancels Designated Survivor and Tuca & Bertie

There are two less Netflix original series today, as the streamer has announced the cancellation of political drama Designated Survivor and animated comedy Tuca & Bertie. Both shows streamed their first and only Netflix seasons in late Spring 2019, with Tuca & Bertie dropping on May 3 and Designated Survivor releasing on June 7.

Designated Survivor premiered in September 2016 on ABC, running two seasons there. It was a strong performer at first but slid throughout the season. It dropped even further in season two and was canceled before being picked up by Netflix in September 2018. The show focused on a low-level member of the presidential cabinet who was elevated to the presidency after a catastrophic attack killed everyone in front of him in the line of succession and many other elected officials in America. Kiefer Sutherland, Italia Ricci and Kal Penn all starred in the series for the entirety of its run.

Tuca & Bertie ran for just ten episodes before its cancellation, and was created by BoJack Horseman producer Lisa Hanawalt. It focused on a toucan and a songbird, two friends that lived in the same apartment building. Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong starred at the titular characters, along with Steven Yeun. The show was critically acclaimed but apparently did not receive enough viewers to justify another season.

What do you think of this news? Will you miss Designated Survivor or Tuca & Bertie? Let us know in the comments below!

Share this

Related Posts

Next Post »