Last month, Amazon pulled the plug on its superhero satire series, The Tick. However, series creator, Ben Edlund, promised to search for a new outlet for the show. Since the series was produced by Sony Pictures TV rather than Amazon, there was still a chance to save it. Unfortunately, it appears that Edlund’s efforts to save the show have fallen short.
Via EW, Edlund announced that The Tick will not be getting reprieve from its cancellation.
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
— ben_edlund (@ben_edlund) June 14, 2019
“We will look for other opportunities to continue this story with this cast,” noted Edlund in a follow up post. “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…”
Griffin Newman, who portrayed Arthur on the series, shared a message for fans after Edlund’s announcement.
I’ll post a more thorough, emotional thing later saying goodbye to #TheTick once I’ve had a little more time to fully absorb. For now, I just want to extend my deepest gratitude to everyone who fought to keep our show alive. We are eternally grateful. #SaveTheTick #LunaTickArmy pic.twitter.com/dkd8BnqV5X
— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) June 14, 2019
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