Another series? Tick | Amazon renews Peter Serafinowicz's superhero comedy

Another series? Tick

Amazon renews Peter Serafinowicz's superhero comedy

Amazon Studios has greenlit a second season of the comedy superhero series The Tick, starring Peter Serafinowicz in the title role. 

Production will start on ten new episodes later this year, with an expected release in 2019.

The news comes a month before the series returns for the second half of season one, with six additional episodes dropping on February 23.

Series creator Ben Edlund will return to oversee the second series, with  Griffin Newman reprising his role as reluctant sidekick Arthur.

The show has been critically acclaimed, with a 93 per cent rating on review amalgamation site Rotten Tomatoes and USA Today’s Kelly Lawler calling it ‘a smart parody of our current superhero obsession’.

Sharon Yguado, head of scripted series for Amazon Studios, 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 added: ‘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

‘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.’

Published: 17 Jan 2018

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