Amazon announced this morning that its superhero comedy series The Tick will receive a second season. The season will be given ten episodes, with production starting sometime this year and a release set for 2019. The first six episodes of season one are available for streaming now, and the second half of the first season will debut on Feb. 23.
The show was created by Ben Edlund, who also created the comic book series upon which the show is based and an earlier television series by the same title, with Patrick Warburton as The Tick. Pete Serafinowicz returns as Amazon’s titular hero, with Griffin Newman returning as his sidekick and additional casting notices to be made soon. Serafinowicz is known for doing a lot of voice work for television shows and videogames, but he has also appeared in several big-budget films, including Spy with Melissa McCarthy and Guardians of the Galaxy with Chris Pratt.
Edlund said in a statement, “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.” Sharon Yguado, recently appointed as Amazon’s head of scripted series, following the departure of former head of comedy and drama for the studio Joe Lewis, said in a statement, “Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life.” Yguado previously worked at Fox 2000 and helped make The Walking Dead the global phenomenon it is today.
Most importantly, The Tick himself had something to say regarding the 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.”
Read Paste’s recent pieces on The Tick here and here.