The fan favorite big blue brute of a superhero, the Tick, has returned and he’s sticking around for a while.
Amazon has officially ordered The Tick to series on the Prime Video streaming service. The Tick will premiere on Prime Video in 2017.
Here’s the official synopsis for the new The Tick television series:
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The pilot for The Tick starred Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
Amazon also ordered novel adaptation I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s dramedy Jean-Claude Van Johnson to series.
“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Series, Amazon Studios in a statement to the press. “It’s rewarding to see customers embrace them in such a huge way. We can’t wait to premiere these series next year on Prime Video.”
Amazon released the pilots for The Tick, I Love Dick, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson during their "Pilot Season." They can be watched now for free at Amazon.