Streaming services tend to release an entire season of a series at one time. However, that didn’t sit right with The Tick creators Ben Edlund and David Fury, so they split the first season of the reboot into two halves. Now fans of the comedy can breathe easy, as Amazon Prime has revealed when the debut season will continue.
Announced this morning on the show’s Twitter account, The Tick will return Feb. 23. The news is accompanied by an image of Arthur (Griffin Newman) in full moth regalia, pondering The City from a pile of rubble.
— The Tick (@TheTickTV) October 6, 2017
The tone of this iteration of The Tick is a departure from its predecessors. Instead of the zany Saturday morning cartoon feel of the original animated series, or the laid-back sitcom vibe of the previous live-action incarnation, this telling of The Tick’s story is darker. It’s also morbidly hilarious.
Taking advantage of a world where new superhero adaptations arrive every month, The Tick has more to parody then ever before. The tale of “destiny, adventure, blood- loss, and good against evil” manages to go to some pretty real places while also being patently absurd. Instead of being a plucky, hapless nerd, this version of Arthur grapples with mental illness; The Tick himself is a borderline tragic figure. The second half of the season will have a chance to bring those character arcs to a satisfying conclusion.
The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick, Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest, Valorie Curry as Dot Everest, Brendan Hines as Superian, Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror and Yara Martinez as Ms. Lint.
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