SPOON! Amazon took a shot at subverting the superhero genre with its live-action reboot of cult hit The Tick, and the adventure will officially continue for another season on the Prime streaming service.
The Tick will return for 10 new episodes in 2019, with production slated to kick off later this year. The decision comes ahead of the back half of the first season’s premiere February 23 with six new episodes. The key cast of Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) and Griffin Newman (Arthur) are locked in to return, along with series creator Ben Edlund. No word yet on co-star Jackie Earle Haley’s place in Season 2 (he plays big bad The Terror), but here’s hoping he’ll be sticking around as well.
“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,” Edlund said in a statement. “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 first season has proven to be a low-key critical hit for Amazon Prime, with critics praising its comedy chops and the way it stays just grounded enough to hit on some emotional levels while still skewering the tropes we know and love. With Netflix and Hulu already stocking the shelves with street-level superhero shows from Marvel, The Tick is shaping up to be a perfect palate cleanser for superhero fans just looking for a good time.
Are you glad to hear The Tick is coming back? Enjoying Season 1?