Amazon Studios Greenlights a Second Season of Hit Superhero Series "The Tick"
New season will begin production in 2018 and is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries
The Tick will return with the second half of season one with six additional episodes premiering on February 23, 2018
SEATTLE -- Jan. 17, 2018-- (NASDAQ: AMZN) -- Hello, Citizens! Amazon Studios today announced it has greenlit a second season of the half-hour superhero series The Tick. The creator of the series Ben Edlund (Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham) will return along with leads Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (Search Party) as Arthur, with additional casting to be announced. From Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, the second season of The Tick, comprising 10 episodes, will begin production in 2018 and is expected to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Prime Video in over 200 countries exclusively for Prime members.
Neat! As previously announced, Amazon will premiere the highly anticipated second half of The Tick's first season on February 23, 2018, featuring six all-new episodes of the acclaimed show.
The Tick has received wide critical acclaim and at 93% is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. Highlights include:
"The hero we need" - Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter
"A smart parody of our current superhero obsession" - Kelly Lawler, USA Today
"Amazon is bringing some welcome wit and warmth to the genre" - Daniel D'Addario, TIME
"[The Tick] is clever and crazy in the right proportions" - Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
"On top of just being a top-notch superhero show, Amazon's The Tick is so damn refreshing" - Brett White, Decider
"Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life," said Sharon Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. "We can't wait to bring fans more of the Tick universe soon."
"I am so excited that Amazon wants to continue this wildly fruitful collaboration and that this amazing cast gets to stay together, and that we get to build this mythos further, wider, deeper, and taller," said Ben Edlund, series creator and executive producer. "We got a good ball of mud spinning with the right tilt of axis, I'm very happy we have this opportunity to keep peopling it."
The Tick also commented on today's news: "You feel it too, don't you? Destiny's warm hand in the small of your back, pushing, pushing. She's on a roll."
The Tick Season 2 is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham), Barry Josephson (Bones), Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies, A Series of Unfortunate Events), and is co-executive produced by Kit Boss (King of the Hill, iZombie).
About The Tick
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, Arthur (Newman), an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers, comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super-villain, The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley) who has been long thought dead. As Arthur struggles to uncover the conspiracy he falls in league with a strange blue superhero - The Tick (Serafinowicz). They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed arch-villains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.
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