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‘The Tick’ superheroes & supervillains discuss the ‘knife-edge between satire and serious’ in Amazon comedy [Watch]

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‘The Tick’ superheroes & supervillains discuss the ‘knife-edge between satire and serious’ in Amazon comedy [Watch]
“I think it was clear that they were really trying to find the tone and find that knife edge between satire and serious, menacing and comic,” said actor Michael Cerveris about the Amazon comedy series “The Tick,” which premiered the first six episodes of its first season in August 2017 and will premiere the last six episodes on February 23. He and his co-stars Yara Martinez were at New York Comic Con in October to discuss their respective roles as supervillains Ramses and Ms. Lint. Watch them discuss their characters above, and scroll down to see Brendan Hines and Scott Speiser open up about playing heroes Superian and Overkill.

The Tick” is based on the comic book by Ben Edlund, which was adapted into a 1990s animated series, then a short-lived 2001 live-action series, and now the Amazon adaptation, which takes a somewhat darker approach to the same exaggerated, absurdist comic-book world. So
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The Tick: Season 1B: Amazon Releases Trailer for Series' February Return

The City is safe. Arthur and The Tick are on their way back. Check out the official Amazon trailer for the second half of The Tick, season one. The superhero series resumes on Amazon on Friday, February 23, 2018. An Amazon live-action reboot of Ben Edlund's 2001 animated series, The Tick TV stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley. In a world where superheroes are a fact, nervous accountant Arthur Everest (Newman) develops a theory that The City is being secretly run by The Terror (Haley), a horrific global super villain who’s been believed to be dead for years. Arthur's investigation leads him to a unique, blue superhero named The Tick (Serafinowicz). Together, they fight crime. The Tick Season 1B Trailer | Amazonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkBNBxQZbY4
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I Love Dick

Network: Amazon. Episodes: Eight (half-hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: August 19, 2016 — May 12, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne, Roberta Colindrez, India Menuez, Lily Mojekwu, Sherry Cola, Phoebe Robinson, Gabrielle Maiden, Adhir Kalyan, Yara Martinez, Charlie Hankin, Sebastian Cole, Erik Alvarez, Leo Lungaro, Jilly Hendrix, Robert Burgos, Enrique Renaldo, and Rochelle Robinson. TV show description: A TV show adaptation of the Chris Kraus novel, I Love Dick takes place in Marfa, a west Texas arts hub. Chris (Hahn) is a New York-based independent filmmaker. Her newest project is supposed to debut at the Venice International Film Festival, but is pulled at the last minute, because she failed to obtain rights to some of the music in it.
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The Tick: Is the Amazon TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Can The Tick and Arthur save the day? Has The Tick TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Amazon? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Tick season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Amazon Prime Video paid subscription platform, The Tick TV show's cast includes Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, Ryan Woodle, Kahlil Ashanti, Paul Moon, John Pirkis, and Joshua Schubart. It takes place in a world where superheroes have been real for many many years. The story begins as a nebbish and nervous accountant, Arthur Everest (Newman), develops a theory that
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The Tick: Season Two Renewal from Amazon for Live-Action Superhero Comedy Series

It seems Prime subscribers can't kick The Tick. The Tick TV show has been renewed for season two on Amazon. Production is set for this year, with an eye toward as 2019 release date. Based on the Ben Edlund comics of the same name, The Tick pilot was introduced as part of Amazon's pilot season, back in 2016, and the first half of season one debuted on August 25, 2017. The second half of the first season will be released on February 23, 2018. An Amazon Prime Video original series, The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, Ryan Woodle, Kahlil Ashanti, Paul Moon, John Pirkis, and Joshua Schubart. Unfolding in a world where superheroes have long existed, the story begins as a nervous, nebbishy accountant, Arthur Everest (Newman), theorizes that The City
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Amazon renews The Tick for season 2

As we await The Tick’s return on Amazon in February, the studio has announced it has renewed the series for a 10-episode second season to premiere in 2019.

Series creator Ben Edlund will return for the second season with stars Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman. Additional casting for new characters will also be announced at a later time.

“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. “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.”

The Tick returns with more action-packed episodes! Evil is on the march, and The City is right in its way. Something terrible is going to happen, and Destiny needs
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New trailer for the second half of ‘The Tick: Season One’

Amazon Studios are set to release the second half of the first season of The Tick, which stars stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Michael Cerveris, John Pirkis and Alan Tudyk. on Friday February 23rd 2018. In anticipation of the debut, Amazon have released a new trailer and poster for the show – check them out below:

In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic who dotes on her brother but also provides a sibling’s tough love. The more he talks about super-villain super-conspiracies,
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The plot thickens in new trailer for Amazon’s The Tick

With The Tick set to return next month, Amazon has released a new poster and trailer for the second half of the Prime exclusive series; take a look below…

The Tick returns with more action-packed episodes! Evil is on the march, and The City is right in its way. Something terrible is going to happen, and Destiny needs her champions now more than ever. The Tick and Arthur round up the gang in a crash collision course between justice and villainy.

The Tick stars 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 season 1 is set to return on February 23rd.
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‘You’re The Worst,’ ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘Lady Dynamite’ Lead the Charge of Mental Health Inclusiveness on TV

‘You’re The Worst,’ ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘Lady Dynamite’ Lead the Charge of Mental Health Inclusiveness on TV
More than a decade and a half ago, in 2002, Tony Shalhoub portrayed a police consultant with obsessive-compulsive disorder (Ocd) on USA’s procedural “Monk.” Given the show’s comedy roots, his compulsions were often exaggerated, wide-ranging and played as “quirks” that hindered him professionally and personally. But times have changed, and “Monk” was just a starting point.

“We have a vast sea of things that are going on inside of us at all times, especially when we’re in relationships,” says “You’re the Worst” creator Stephen Falk, whose series features characters diagnosed with clinical depression and Ptsd. “We’re really just dimensionalizing. We do [this] in order to increase visibility, but also to enrich the fabric of our show.”

Shows such as Fox’s musical drama “Empire” and Showtime’s dysfunctional family comedies “Shameless” and “Smilf” include characters who have been diagnosed as bipolar but are part of larger ensemble casts, whereas [link=co
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Amazon Studios Shakeup: Joe Lewis Exits as Head of Comedy and Drama

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Amazon Studios Shakeup: Joe Lewis Exits as Head of Comedy and Drama
Amazon Studios head of comedy and drama development, Joe Lewis, has exited, TheWrap has learned. Sharon Tal Yguado, who recently joined the company to handle event series, will take over his responsibilities in heading up all scripted programming. The move follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this month that cited anonymous staffers who claimed Lewis pressured “The Tick” producers to cast his girlfriend, Yara Martinez, in the pilot and then beef up her role. Also Read: Amazon Addresses Roy Price and Harvey Weinstein: 'Sad and Very Disappointing' This is a major time of transition for Amazon Studios, as head Roy Price resigned.
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Exclusive Interview: The Tick cast and executive producer talk improvisation, Wally Pfister and more

The past three decades have seen The Tick taking on many forms, starting off as a comic book series and subsequently transitioning into an animated series and short-lived live-action series, but now, the property has found a new home on Amazon Prime Video. The rebooted, Peter Serafinowicz-led Tick series officially debuted on the streaming service last August (after its pilot debuted in August 2016), and it has been making a splash with both critics and general audiences ever since.

Stars Scott Speiser (Overkill), Brendan Hines (Superian) and Yara Martinez (Miss Lint) and executive producer Barry Josephson answered a few questions about working with Amazon, the on-set environment and more during a New York Comic Con interview with Flickering Myth.

How much improv is allowed on set? Scott, I know you have a [Groundlings] background, so are you allowed to draw upon that in scenes?

Scott Speiser: It took me a
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Exclusive: The Tick creator Ben Edlund on why there’s no better time for the show to exist

Justin Cook sat down with the executive producers and cast of The Tick at New York Comic Con. The following is an excerpt from his interview with comic book/series creator Ben Edlund

Through the many forms that The Tick has taken throughout the years, one man has always stood confidently by its side — creator Ben Edlund, who developed the titular character at the age of 18. Edlund and the cast and executive producers of Amazon Prime Video’s The Tick, which debuted this past August (after a pilot release in 2016), brought the comedy series to New York Comic Con, the annual meeting place for superhero and comic book lovers on the East Coast, and barely all fit on the stage for a lively panel in front of fans of the show.

Afterwards, Edlund talked to Flickering Myth about The Tick and how with the abundance of big and small screen efforts from Marvel Studios,
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Amazon unveils new poster and trailer for The Tick

Coinciding with its panel at New York Comic-Con, Amazon revealed a new poster and trailer for the second half of The Tick’s first season which is set to return to the streaming service in February; check them out here…

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 Tick stars 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 season
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‘The Tick’ Season One, Part Two Teaser: Everyone’s Looking for Arthur — Watch

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‘The Tick’ Season One, Part Two Teaser: Everyone’s Looking for Arthur — Watch
For the third time, “The Tick” is on TV. Amazon Prime brought the comic superhero back earlier this year, and the second half of the show’s first season is set to premiere early next year. Unless you’re a Patrick Warburton purist who refuses to give this latest iteration a chance, avail yourself of the new trailer below.

Read More:‘The Tick’ Review: The Big Blue Bug Gets Squished by Bad Attitudes in a Frustratingly Bitter First Season

Here’s the unusually long synopsis:

“In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic
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Nycc ’17: Release date of new ‘The Tick’ episodes announced

Amazon Studios have announced, at this years New York Comic Con, that the second half of the first season of The Tick will debut all six new episodes on Friday February 23rd 2018. This new iteration of The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Michael Cerveris, John Pirkis and Alan Tudyk.

In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic who dotes on her brother but also provides a sibling’s tough love. The more he talks about super-villain super-conspiracies, the more she warns him to “keep it real.
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The Tick TV Review – Amazon Revisits The Kookiest Hero Around

Amazon‘s reboot of The Tick is a timely entry into the world of superhero screen takeover, but a bag of mixed emotions for those of us old enough to remember the short-lived, 2001 version starring Patrick Warburton, who was so perfect as the titular hero that it made you imagine he never had any other career goal.

Peter Serafinowicz manages a strong turn in the role, and it’s one that seems nearly impossible to pull off, but it’s hard to avoid a sense of nostalgic longing.

The Tick is a purposely goofball endeavor that reminds of live-actioning Scooby Doo (but, you know, if there were a good version of that). The pilot may seem rough to some audiences, but there is a lot to establish and it manages to get things out while delivering some laughs. The show really doesn’t start until the second episode, when we
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The Tick: Is the Amazon TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Can The Tick and Arthur save the day? Has The Tick TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Amazon? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Tick season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Amazon Prime Video paid subscription platform, The Tick TV show's cast includes Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, Ryan Woodle, Kahlil Ashanti, Paul Moon, John Pirkis, and Joshua Schubart. It takes place in a world where superheroes have been real for many many years. The story begins as a nebbish and nervous accountant, Arthur Everest (Newman), develops a theory that
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The Tick (2016)

Network: Amazon. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 15, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, Ryan Woodle, Kahlil Ashanti, Paul Moon, John Pirkis, and Joshua Schubart. TV show description: An Amazon Prime original series, The Tick TV show takes place in a world where superheroes have been real for many many years. The story begins as a nebbish and nervous accountant, Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman), develops a theory that The City (which is over-run with crime) is being secretly run by The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), a horrific global super villain who's been believed to be dead for years. Read More…
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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

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