Girls Trip breakout star Tiffany Haddish will play the lead role in and executive produce the new Netflix animated show Tuca & Bertie, from the creators of the Emmy-winning BoJack Horseman.
The animated series is a comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.
Lisa Hanawalt (BoJack Horseman) created the series, which consists of 10-episodes for its first season. Hanawalt is an executive producer alongside Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman), Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman, Friends), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman, Jack & Bobby) and Haddish. Animation is being done at Shadowmachine and the show will be produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company.
Haddish continues to have an already incredibly busy year following her breakout performance in the smash comedy Girls Trip. She’ll next be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on The Last O.G. (premiering April 3 on TBS) and opposite Kevin Hart in Universal Pictures’ Night School (releasing September 28). She released her newest stand-up special Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! on Showtime late last year, her first book The Last Black Unicorn in December (which made the NY Times Bestseller List) and inked a first-look deal with HBO at the beginning of this year. Additional upcoming projects include Limited Partners, The Oath, The Kitchen, and The Temp, the latter of which she will also executive produce.
After participating in the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations she is also slated to appear as a presenter at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4th.