Amazon has axed superhero comedy ‘The Tick’ after two seasons. The news arrived via Twitter from Ben Edlund, who created the original independent comic in the 1980s. He also served as executive producer on the show. However, as Edlund also stated, he and his “compatriots” will be seeking a new home for the show.
I’m sorry to say Amazon has chosen not to proceed with @TheTickTV I’m not sorry to say I love this show, its cast, its story, and its message. Destiny demands that my compatriots and I now seek a new home for this series.
— ben_edlund (@ben_edlund) May 16, 2019
The sentiment was echoed by series co-star Griffin Newman, who plays Arthur.
Our show is very much still alive at this moment! We’re all still under contract, and actively trying to find a new place to keep the show going! Fan demand is really what has the power to push us over the edge right now, so please be loud! It’s time to #SaveTheTick! https://t.co/zRvKDwxOzP
— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) May 16, 2019
Peter Serafinowicz stars as the titular nigh-invulnerable superhero. The cast also includes Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, and Jackie Earle Haley.
The first twelve episodes were broken up into two six-episode “half seasons” and released in 2017 and 2018. The ten-episode second season was released last month, but presumably, the new episodes haven’t done well in that short time, which is why Amazon axed it. But since its launch, ‘The Tick’ has gotten positive reviews and reaction from viewers.
No word on where the show could end up. It was partially produced by Amazon Studios so the rights may be a little troublesome.
‘The Tick’ was previously adapted as a Saturday morning cartoon in 1994, and then as a live-action sitcom in 2001. Both aired on FOX.
Are you a fan of ‘The Tick’? Where would you like to see it end up?
Source: Entertainment Weekly