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‘The Tick’ First Look: Amazon Releases New Photos For Upcoming Superhero Series

The series will stream exclusively on Amazon on August 19th.

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Amazon has already had success in the original programming game with Golden Globe winners “Transparent,” Jill Soloway’s family comedy-drama about a patriarch coming out as transgender, and “Mozart in the Jungle,” about the lives of the players in the New York Philharmonic. Now, the streaming service is prepping its new superhero series “The Tick,” based on Ben Edlund’s absurdist comic book hero of the same name. The series stars Peter Serafinowicz (“Shaun of the Dead”) as The Tick, Griffin Newman (“Vinyl”) as his sidekick Arthur, Jackie Earle Haley (“Breaking Away”) as supervillain The Terror, Valorie Curry (“House of Lies”) as Arthur’s sister Dot, Yara Martinez (“Jane the Virgin”), and Brendan Hines (“Scorpion”). See some brand-new images from the series below.

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Edlund, who created and executive produced the series says, “This has been a labor of love for Amazon, Sony, and all of us. The only way for this to have value was if we found a wholly new expression of ‘The Tick’ and Arthur’s story in live-action, and I think we’re on to something! Visually and thematically this new ‘Tick’ lives in the textures and rhetoric of today’s superhero saturation tsunami — and for it to be something you want to watch for hours, it needed to find its way to a story with heart and stakes, as well as absurdism.”

“The Tick” will start streaming exclusively on Amazon on August 19th.

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