‘The Tick’ Earns Second Season on Amazon

Amazon Studios has greenlit a second season of half-hour superhero comedy The Tick.

Ben Edlund created the series, and will return, as will cast leads Peter Serafinowicz as the title character and Griffin Newman as Arthur.

The second season will feature 10 episodes and is expected to premiere in 2019.

“Ben has created a resounding hit while Peter and Griffin have brought Tick and Arthur to indelible life,” said Sharon Yguado, head of scripted series, Amazon Studios. “We can’t wait to bring fans more of the Tick universe soon.”

Season one debuted on Amazon Aug. 25, 2017. The second half of season one rolls Feb. 23, with six new episodes.

Sony Pictures Television produces The Tick, along with Amazon Studios.

“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,” said Edlund, creator and executive producer. “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.”

Besides Edlund, executive producers are Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld. Josephson last summer told B&C that Amazon “seems like a really good home for us.”

An earlier version of The Tick debuted on Fox in 2001, with Patrick Warburton in the lead role. That series aired nine episodes.

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, Playboy and New York magazine.