Amazon has ordered a second season for the superhero show The Tick. The new season is going to have ten episodes being a half hour each. The show is based on the comic, The Tick, by Ben Edlund (who is also an executive producer for the show). The show is also produced by: Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, and is co-executive produced by Kit Boss.
Amazon’s synopsis for the show is, “In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.” Before The Tick was on Amazon it was adapted as a sitcom starring Patrick Warburton that aired in 2001 on Fox. Also in 1994-1996, it was an animated series that aired on the same network for three seasons.
The second season is expected to start production this year (2018), and the premiere for the show is anticipated to be released in 2019. Edlund is coming back for the next season, as well as, lead actors Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) and Griffin Newman (Arthur). Additional casting for the show’s second season will be announced later on.
Sharon Yguado (Amazon Studios head of scripted series) said, “Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life. We can’t wait to bring fans more of the Tick universe soon.”
Edlund also said, “”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.”
The Tick is also co-produced by Sony Pictures Television. The final six episodes for season one of The Tick will air on February 23 on Amazon. The show can be streamed through Amazon Prime, and the first episode of season one can be seen for free.