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Amazon Sets Aug. 25 for ‘The Tick’ Debut

Amazon will premiere its superhero comedy series The Tick on Aug. 25. The series is created by Ben Edlund, and the cast includes Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry.

As Amazon describes the series, “In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.”

Edlund had created a Tick series back in 2001, which aired on Fox and starred Patrick Warburton as the crime-fighting bug.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.