‘The Tick’ Renewed by Amazon for Season 2

Fear not, citizens: Peter Serafinowicz’s superhero will return in 2019

Good morning, citizens: Amazon has renewed “The Tick” for Season 2.

From Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, the 10-episode second season will begin production this year and is slated to premiere in 2019. Series creator Ben Edlund is back on board — as are leads Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman.

Here is the series description, in Amazon’s own words: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, Arthur (Newman), an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers, comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super-villain, The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley) who has been long thought dead. As Arthur struggles to uncover the conspiracy he falls in league with a strange blue superhero — The Tick (Serafinowicz). They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed arch-villains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.

“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.”

“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,” added Edlund, series 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.”

The Tick also commented on today’s news: “You feel it too, don’t you? Destiny’s warm hand in the small of your back, pushing, pushing. She’s on a roll.”

In addition to Edlund, Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld will executive produce Season 2. The series is co-executive produced by Kit Boss.

Amazon will premiere the six-episode back half of Season 1 on Feb. 23, 2018.