Ben Edlund Concludes His Campaign To Save The Tick

by Erik Amaya

In the fullness of time, The Tick will return. But sadly, it will not be soon.
After the current Tick series was cancelled by Amazon last month, fans quickly mobilized a #SaveTheTick campaign while creator Ben Edlund and his producing partners at Sony Pictures Television tried their best to find an alternate home for the series. Unfortunately, Edlund took to Twitter Friday to let the fans know the effort was not successful. “After much door-knocking we have found no new home for the Tick series in this current market,” he wrote. “I’m sorry we could not reward your glorious support with better news.”

The series was the third television manifestation of Edlund’s comic book characters after a beloved Fox animated series in the 1990s and a short-lived live action on the same network earlier this century. The current series starred Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman as a Tick and Arthur for the modern age. The two eventual form a crime fighting duo and butt heads with The Terror and the folks at A.E.G.I.S. The series also featured Valorie Curry as Arthur’s sister Dot and the voice of Alan Tudyk as Dangerboat, the best addition to the Tick mythos since Chairface Chippendale etched “CHA” into the surface of the moon.
In a subsequent tweet, Edlund said he would like to find an opportunity to bring the cast together again even as contracts expire and the group he assembled go their separate ways. But he also gave the LunaTick Army this parting thought: “Please continue to choose love and hope for good things. And I think we might as well accept it as a law of the universe: when the time is right #TheTick always comes back.”

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