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Tuca & Bertie season 3: everything we know about the animated comedy

Tuca, Bertie and Speckle in Tuca & Bertie
Tuca, Bertie and Speckle in Tuca & Bertie (Image credit: Adult Swim)

When Tuca & Bertie season 1 first began streaming on Netflix in 2019, it opened to generally positive reviews. Variety (opens in new tab) stated, "There’s so much to look at and latch onto while getting lost in Tuca & Bertie’s fever-dream world of witty, filthy chaos." 

Despite the buzz circulating around the show, the streaming giant canceled it after one season. However, fans were not pleased with the decision and rallied around the series, sending tweets to the powers that be as well as signing petitions for the animated comedy to return on another platform. Enters Adult Swim. 

The cable network was pretty quick to not only pick up the series but also release the second season, which debuted in June 2021. The show was again well-received by viewers and Adult Swim quickly renewed it for season 3. As loyal fans of the series wait for the release of the brand new episodes this summer, they have the opportunity to rewatch some of their favorite moments from season 2. 

Here’s everything we know about Tuca & Bertie season 3.  

When is the Tuca & Bertie season 3 release date?  

Tuca & Bertie season 3 premieres on Sunday, July 10, at 12 am ET/PT on Adult Swim. The episode becomes available the next day on HBO Max

As of now, we haven't heard an official announcement as to when season 3 will premiere in the UK, however, we will be sure to provide an update as more information becomes available. 

Also, in terms of Tuca & Bertie season 2, it starts streaming in the US on HBO Max on Friday, June 24. For those in the UK, season 2 episodes become available on Channel 4.  

Tuca & Bertie season 3 plot 

Hanawalt describes the overall premise of Tuca & Bertie as the following: 

"An adult animated series about two best friends: a shy, ambitious song thrush named Bertie, and a brassy, rambunctious toucan named Tuca!"

We can further elaborate by saying that while the focal point of the show is two birds, the series certainly dives into adult situations about dating, relationships and other real-life human issues that many viewers find relatable. 

As for details about the upcoming season, unfortunately not much has been shared. However, watching (or perhaps rewatching) season 2 when it becomes available to stream will give you a pretty good inclination as to where the show is headed. 

Tuca & Bertie season 3 cast 

Tuca & Bertie talking to each other on the couch

(Image credit: Adult Swim)

Again, there hasn’t been much information about Tuca & Bertie season 3 made available. However, expected to return to her role as Tuca is comedian Tiffany Haddish. She’s starred in a number of major projects including the recently released Apple TV Plus series The Afterparty, as well as The Last O.G., Bad Trip and Girls Trip

Also expected to return as Bertie is comedian Ali Wong. Wong is no stranger to animated comedy, having voiced the characters of Becca Lee and Ali in Human Resources and Big Mouth, respectively. She is also recognizable onscreen in films like Birds of Prey and Always Be My Maybe

Although he does not voice a titular character, Steve Yeun voices the always important bird Speckle. Yeun is most famous for his role as Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead. From those zombie days, he’s gone on to star in projects such as The Humans and received an Oscar nomination for his role in Minari.  

Tuca & Bertie season 3 trailer 

Season 3 looks like it will be as funny as ever judging by the trailer.  

How to watch Tuca & Bertie season 3  

Tuca & Bertie season 3 will be available on both Adult Swim and HBO Max in the US. As of now, there isn’t any information as to whether the season will air simultaneously on both platforms or if it will air first on Adult Swim before becoming available on the streaming network. 

Additionally, no official announcement has been made as to when and where season 3 will be available in the UK. However, we will be sure to provide an update once more information is released. 

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.