We finally have a premiere date for The Tick on Amazon Prime – August 25th, 2017. This is an interesting play by Amazon as the tech giant has seen the success of superhero TV shows on Netflix. Shows like Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and the upcoming Defenders have helped to push the Netflix stock price to all time highs. We all know that content is king and Netflix has the content when it comes to comic book superhero TV shows.
So, what can we expect from The Tick? Well, the first thing we know is that it cannot be as bad as The Tick show that was on Fox from 2001-2002 starring Patrick Warburton whom you probably know as Puddy from Seinfeld. With Amazon sinking millions of dollars into this show and pushing a hard marketing campaign, one would expect this to be a much more interesting show that past versions of The Tick.
For those wondering, here is a little bit about The Tick from Wikipedia:
A square-jawed, muscular, bright blue-costumed figure with antennae sticking up from his head, The Tick is a surreal parody of superheroes, in the vein of Dave Sim’s character, The Cockroach. He is well-intentioned, friendly, childlike, good-natured, high-spirited, frequently obtuse, and prone to quipping odd, dim remarks and “inspirational” speeches filled with bizarre metaphors. The Tick is known for his nonsensical battle cry, “Spoooooon!”, which he decided upon one day while eating breakfast (specifically, the cereal Drama Flakes). He always has a huge smile on his face in the comic books so it will be interesting to see how this plays out on the small screen.
While most do not consider The Tick to be one of the most popular comic book characters, he does have a cult following simply for the fact that it is a parody of superheroes. This makes us believe this will be a comedy of epic proportions and will be popular with the 25-49 year old crowd. Do not expect to see high school and college students going nuts about the premiere of The Tick.
Some are already discussing a season 2 of The Tick. Before we can jump on the bandwagon and start talking about upcoming seasons, we will have to see the pilot and the entire first season to get a grasp on what to expect moving forward.