‘The Tick’ Back on Amazon Feb. 23

The first season of The Tick will continue on Amazon with six new episodes starting Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Ben Edlund created the series, which started on Amazon Aug. 25.

The show features an accountant named Arthur, played by Griffin Newman, who suspects his city is controlled by a villain known as The Terror, played by Jackie Earle Haley. Arthur and The Tick, a hulking superhero played by Peter Serafinowicz, investigate the presence of The Tick in their city.

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A different series about The Tick, also called The Tick, ran on Fox in 2001-2002.

Edlund told B&C The Tick is a unique way for Amazon to enter the superhero world. “We represent a really good way for Amazon to do it, and wink at the same time,” he said, “and not be as earnestly invested as a competitor of theirs.”

Michael Malone

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, the L.A. Times and New York magazine.