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Amazon's The Tick canceled after two seasons of wacky, heartfelt adventure

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As our own John Hugar recently declared, The Tick’s second season gave us “the show we were hoping The Tick could be all along.” Alas, it turns out the hilarious, heartfelt superhero parody will go out on that high note, as creator Ben Edlund has revealed that Amazon won’t be renewing the superhero series for a third outing. That said, Edlund isn’t content to let the show rest, making it clear he intends to seek a new home for The Tick, Arthur, and Dot (oh, and you, too, Dangerboat).

“I’m sorry to say Amazon has chosen not to proceed with @TheTickTV,” he wrote. “I’m not sorry to say I love this show, its cast, its story, and its message. Destiny demands that my compatriots and I now seek a new home for this series.”


There’s plenty of story left to tell, after all. We’re finally buying Griffin Newman’s sidekick as his own kind ofhero, and we’re still invested in seeing the origins of Peter Serefinowicz’s titular man-bug. As we wait to see how things shake out, flex your antennae and offer a hearty “spoon!” to the televisual gods. 

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.