‘The Tick’ Will Stick Around for a Second Season

The Tick Renewed for Season 2
A scene from ‘The Tick’ (Photo by David Giesbrecht / Amazon Prime Video)

Amazon Studios isn’t ready to say goodbye to The Tick. The comedy series, which is set to return for the second half of its first season on February 23, 2018, has been given a season two order. According to Amazon’s official announcement, The Tick season two will start production soon with a target of airing in 2019.

The half-hour superhero show stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Tick and Griffin Newman (Search Party) as Arthur. Additional details on the season two cast will be unveiled at a later date.

Ben Edlund (Firefly, Supernatural, Gotham) created the series and executive produces. Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies, A Series of Unfortunate Events) also executive produce, with Kit Boss (King of the Hill, iZombie) co-executive producing.

“Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life,” stated 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,” added 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 couldn’t resist commenting on the renewal order: “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 Plot: 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.