The Netflix animated comedy from Lisa Hanawalt inspired memes, fan art and, just last week, Comic-Con cosplay. Yet that demonstrable excitement wasn't enough for Netflix to renew Tuca & Bertie for a second season. Tuca & Bertie, says Jim Berkowitz, "arrived with a fully formed aesthetic and to my mind was already firing on all cylinders before being unceremoniously canceled yesterday." He adds that the cancelation feels like a "gross miscalculation and an artistic injustice" since the show may not have hit its stride yet. "It’s the kind of thing that makes one wonder if Netflix’s cost-benefit analysis may in fact be broken," says Berkowitz. After years of producing and designing the look of Netflix breakout hit Bojack Horseman, Hanawalt sold Netflix on her own show. "It was a visually inventive show that celebrated female friendship without pandering, instead letting its women leads be gross, horny, and weird as hell," said Berkowitz. "It had a stellar, cameo-packed voice cast, tackled #MeToo in its own unique way, and in its kaleidoscopic setting of Birdtown, gave viewers a world they could get lost in. At least until Netflix decreed this world unworthy of being explored any further." Berkowitz adds that "it’s just bad business for Netflix to jettison a labor of love from one of the architects of its biggest animated hit without giving it at least the bog standard two seasons it extends all but its least buzzy shows. Hanawalt is the kind of stratospheric talent whose next show Netflix should have been concerned with locking down as well."