Amazon Picks Up "The Tick" for a Full Season

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 10:26AM
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 10:26AM
Amazon Picks Up "The Tick" for a Full Season
Great news! The highly acclaimed pilot of The Tick has been picked up to series by Amazon. The cancelled-too soon TV show will air the first season of the rebooted version on the streaming service sometime in 2017.

The Tick is based on an absurdist comic series from the 80s that spoofed conventional comic book superheroes. It was then turned into an animated series in 1994 and a short-lived (but widely praised) live-action series in 2001. Now, a new version of the 2001 series is returning to our screens, after passing Amazon's unconventional pilot screening process, in which pilots are aired on the streaming service and picked up or dropped based on their popularity with subscribers.

Amazon announced that they're picking up all of their comedy series: The Tick, I Love Dick, and Jean Claude-Van Johnson, after their most-watched pilot season ever. I Love Dick is based on the semi-autobiographical novel by author and artist Chris Kraus, which follows a writer's psycho-sexual obsession with a mysterious media theorist named "Dick." Jean-Claude Van Johnson has the silliest premise you've ever heard, in which Jean-Claude Van Damme works under an alias to serve as an undercover private contractor.

Although we never get tired of superhero narratives, and Marvel and DC movies aren't going away anytime soon, the intense saturation of the market means that we could use some satirical superhero shows in our lives. Between The Tick and NBC's Powerless, we should be good for now, although we're crossing our fingers for a James Gunn-directed Super TV show.

Via Deadline

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