“The Tick” Creator Ben Edlund Ends Speculation: “Current Series Must I’m Afraid Come to Its End”

A month after viewers’ hopes of a third season were left dangling by a thread, The Tick creator Ben Edlund was left in the unfortunate situation of having to cut it. On Friday, Edlund took to Twitter to announce that they were unable to find a new home for Amazon Prime‘s The Tick: “We will look for other opportunities to continue this story with this cast, but the current series must I’m afraid come to its end.” In May, the Peter Serafinowicz/Griffin Newman-starrer was cancelled by Amazon after two seasons but both Edlund and fans held out hope that a new home could be found.

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Here’s a look at Edlund’s announcement:

“After much door-knocking we have found no new home for the Tick series in this current market. #SaveTheTick & #LunaTickArmy I’m sorry we could not reward your glorious support with better news. I am so proud of the show, of the cast and crew and writers, and so warmed by the fans

We will look for other opportunities to continue this story with this cast, but the current series must I’m afraid come to its end.

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…”

Here’s a look at Edlund’s orginal tweets from Friday:

A Look at Amazon Prime’s ‘The Tick’…

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.

Tick and Arthur have freed the City from The Terror – now they must defend it from new villains and old enemies. That is If they can convince AEGIS, the government agency in charge of superhero regulation, that they deserve the job. But now that the City is ‘safe enough to protect’ Tick and Arthur begin to see they’ve got competition…

The Tick

Created by Edlund, Amazon Prime’s The Tick starred Serafinowicz as The Tick, Newman as Arthur Everest, Valorie Curry as Dot Everest, Brendan Hines as Superion, Yara Martinez as Miss Lint/Janet/Joan of Arc, Scott Speiser as Overkill/Esteban, and Jackie Earle Haley as The Terror. Edlund, David Fury, Barry Josephson, Wally Pfister, and Barry Sonnenfeld executive produce; with Serafinowicz and Patrick Warburton producing, and from Josephson Entertainment, Amazon Studios, and Sony Pictures Television.

About Ray Flook

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