Amazon’s revival of The Tick returns for a ten-episode second season today, boasting the charming return of a new take on the eponymous blue hero (played now by Peter Serafinowicz) and his nebbishy sidekick Arthur, played by comedian and actor Griffin Newman. Outside of The Tick, Newman has had small roles in films like Draft Day and the HBO drama Vinyl, but he’s best known to a subset of cinephiles as one of the hosts of the popular podcast Blank Check With Griffin and David, where he and co-host David Sims of The Atlantic talk about various distinctive filmmakers and their filmographies, sharing their thoughts on the industry at large. Slashfilm sat down (via Skype) with Newman to talk about playing a superhero, working in an industry he sometimes criticizes on a podcast, and more. (Full disclosure: Newman has appeared on this interviewer’s podcast before.)

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The Tick season 2 trailer

Are you ready for ten new episodes of The Tick? After a year break, Amazon’s superhero comedy series is primed to make its triumphant return, and now a trailer for the upcoming second season is here to get you pumped up with a look at fresh villains, a new wave of heroes, and a tsunami of enemies threatening The City. Check it out below. Read More »

‘The Tick’ Season 2 Ordered By Amazon Studios

the tick season 2

Attention, citizens: The Tick has officially been renewed for a second season.

The half-hour comic book comedy series starring Peter Serafinowicz as the oblivious titular blue-suited superhero who may or may not be a figment of mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest’s (Griffin Newman) imagination has been greenlit for its season 2 by Amazon Studios.

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The Tick

We were initially disappointed to hear that the upcoming revival of The Tick would not have Patrick Warburton returning to the lead role. But by the looks of it, Peter Serafinowicz should be a more than worthy successor. A batch of new The Tick stills have been revealed, showing more of Serafinowicz in that musclebound blue suit, plus Griffin Newman as Arthur, Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror, Brendan Hines as Superian, and more. Check out the latest The Tick images below. Read More »

The Tick

The stories are true: cult favorite superhero series The Tick is coming back, courtesy of Amazon. We first heard about the possibility of a Tick revival back in 2014, and now Amazon has officially given a pilot order to a new take on the character created by Ben EdlundWally Pfister (Transcendence) is in talks to direct.

However, there’s a catch. Patrick Warburton, who brilliantly played the not-so-brilliant superhero in the earlier live-action TV series, will not reprise his role. Casting for a new lead is already underway. Meanwhile, Griffin Newman (Vinyl) and Valorie Curry (The Following) are already set for the roles of the Tick’s sidekick, Arthur, and Arthur’s sister, Dot.  Read More »