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Amazon's The Tick TV Show Premieres on August 25


Citizens of the world, I say to you: get hype! The new Tick TV show starring Peter Serafinowicz starts airing on Amazon Prime this summer.

Originally floated last year as a prospect during Amazon’s Pilot Season, the newest live-action iteration of Ben Edlund’s superhero parody got picked up for a full season last September. This new teaser video from Amazon reveals that episodes will begin streaming late this summer.


I loved the darkly sardonic, meta-aware tone of The Tick pilot that aired last year and can’t wait to see where they take this version of Arthur and his big, blue, maybe-not-real friend.

Video games. Comic books. Blackness.

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Likewise, I can’t wait. I was put off at first by the somewhat darker tone of the pilot, but it grew on me (and is a little closer to the early comics than the last two tv shows have been, to be fair).

I love the ambiguity they were able to infuse. The fight-club sense of, “Is this real, or is Arthur just nuts?”

Personally, I hope he’s going sane in a crazy world and it turns out to be a Mr. Snuffleupagus situation, where The Tick is totally real, but nobody other than Arthur (and the villains he beats on) ever see him, instead just all think Arthur is insane.