The series comes from BoJack producer Lisa Hanawalt and follows two 30-year-old birds, played by Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong. Netflix released the first trailer for the series, which looks hilarious, awkward, and perfectly on-the-nose. (Er, beak.)
And yet the trailer still feels familiar to real life, with Tuca and Bertie navigating adult relationships, ageism, and harassment.
“I’m an adult woman,” says Wong’s Bertie, shortly before she’s cat-called in the park. “I deserve to be treated like a person, and not an object. So get out of my space or I’ll break your face!”
The dynamic between the two friends should also be a treat, since Tuca (Haddish) is described as a “cocky, carefree toucan,” and Bertie as an “anxious, daydreaming songbird.” The supporting voice cast is also a major attraction; Steven Yeun, Richard E. Grant, Tig Notaro, Nicole Byer, Reggie Watts, and Tessa Thompson will all lend their voices to the show.
According to Deadline, Tuca & Bertie will have its global premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival before the 10-episode first season lands on Netflix May 3.