Netflix cancel both Designated Survivor, as well as Tuca and Bertie
Two fan favourites, gone for good.
Wednesday night proved to be a bit of a killing field for TV shows, as Netflix announced they were cancelling two of their more high-profile shows.
Netflix actually decided to save Designated Survivor themselves, when it was dropped by ABC after two seasons, but upon the end of their third season, they too have decided to cancel the show. In an official statement on the show, Netflix said the following:
"We are proud to have offered fans a third season of Designated Survivor, and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come. We’re especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman.
"We’re also grateful to showrunner/executive producer Neal Bear for his guiding vision and steady hand, creator/executive producer David Guggenheim and EPs Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood and Peter Noah along with the cast and crew who crafted a compelling and satisfying final season."
Even more surprising is the streaming service dropping their own, home-grown show Tuca & Bertie.
The show's first (and now only) season debuted earlier this year to a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and was seen as being a potential parallel cult hit like BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth.
However, Netflix have cancelled the critically-acclaimed animated show, with the following statement:
"Lisa Hanawalt created a relatable yet whimsical world in Tuca & Bertie. We’re grateful to Lisa, and her fellow executive producers Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and EPs/stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, along with all of the writers and animators for sharing the funny and dynamic female bird duo of Tuca and Bertie with the world.
"While Tuca & Bertie won’t have a second season, we’re proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come."