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Amazon Studios Shakeup: Joe Lewis Exits as Head of Comedy and Drama

  • The Wrap
Amazon Studios Shakeup: Joe Lewis Exits as Head of Comedy and Drama
Amazon Studios head of comedy and drama development, Joe Lewis, has exited, TheWrap has learned. Sharon Tal Yguado, who recently joined the company to handle event series, will take over his responsibilities in heading up all scripted programming. The move follows a Wall Street Journal report earlier this month that cited anonymous staffers who claimed Lewis pressured “The Tick” producers to cast his girlfriend, Yara Martinez, in the pilot and then beef up her role. Also Read: Amazon Addresses Roy Price and Harvey Weinstein: 'Sad and Very Disappointing' This is a major time of transition for Amazon Studios, as head Roy Price resigned.
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Exclusive Interview: The Tick cast and executive producer talk improvisation, Wally Pfister and more

The past three decades have seen The Tick taking on many forms, starting off as a comic book series and subsequently transitioning into an animated series and short-lived live-action series, but now, the property has found a new home on Amazon Prime Video. The rebooted, Peter Serafinowicz-led Tick series officially debuted on the streaming service last August (after its pilot debuted in August 2016), and it has been making a splash with both critics and general audiences ever since.

Stars Scott Speiser (Overkill), Brendan Hines (Superian) and Yara Martinez (Miss Lint) and executive producer Barry Josephson answered a few questions about working with Amazon, the on-set environment and more during a New York Comic Con interview with Flickering Myth.

How much improv is allowed on set? Scott, I know you have a [Groundlings] background, so are you allowed to draw upon that in scenes?

Scott Speiser: It took me a
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Exclusive: The Tick creator Ben Edlund on why there’s no better time for the show to exist

Justin Cook sat down with the executive producers and cast of The Tick at New York Comic Con. The following is an excerpt from his interview with comic book/series creator Ben Edlund

Through the many forms that The Tick has taken throughout the years, one man has always stood confidently by its side — creator Ben Edlund, who developed the titular character at the age of 18. Edlund and the cast and executive producers of Amazon Prime Video’s The Tick, which debuted this past August (after a pilot release in 2016), brought the comedy series to New York Comic Con, the annual meeting place for superhero and comic book lovers on the East Coast, and barely all fit on the stage for a lively panel in front of fans of the show.

Afterwards, Edlund talked to Flickering Myth about The Tick and how with the abundance of big and small screen efforts from Marvel Studios,
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Amazon unveils new poster and trailer for The Tick

Coinciding with its panel at New York Comic-Con, Amazon revealed a new poster and trailer for the second half of The Tick’s first season which is set to return to the streaming service in February; check them out here…

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.

The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund.

The Tick season
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‘The Tick’ Season One, Part Two Teaser: Everyone’s Looking for Arthur — Watch

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‘The Tick’ Season One, Part Two Teaser: Everyone’s Looking for Arthur — Watch
For the third time, “The Tick” is on TV. Amazon Prime brought the comic superhero back earlier this year, and the second half of the show’s first season is set to premiere early next year. Unless you’re a Patrick Warburton purist who refuses to give this latest iteration a chance, avail yourself of the new trailer below.

Read More:‘The Tick’ Review: The Big Blue Bug Gets Squished by Bad Attitudes in a Frustratingly Bitter First Season

Here’s the unusually long synopsis:

“In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic
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‘The Tick’ Season One, Part Two Teaser: Everyone’s Looking for Arthur — Watch

‘The Tick’ Season One, Part Two Teaser: Everyone’s Looking for Arthur — Watch
For the third time, “The Tick” is on TV. Amazon Prime brought the comic superhero back earlier this year, and the second half of the show’s first season is set to premiere early next year. Unless you’re a Patrick Warburton purist who refuses to give this latest iteration a chance, avail yourself of the new trailer below.

Read More:‘The Tick’ Review: The Big Blue Bug Gets Squished by Bad Attitudes in a Frustratingly Bitter First Season

Here’s the unusually long synopsis:

“In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic
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Nycc ’17: Release date of new ‘The Tick’ episodes announced

Amazon Studios have announced, at this years New York Comic Con, that the second half of the first season of The Tick will debut all six new episodes on Friday February 23rd 2018. This new iteration of The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Michael Cerveris, John Pirkis and Alan Tudyk.

In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic who dotes on her brother but also provides a sibling’s tough love. The more he talks about super-villain super-conspiracies, the more she warns him to “keep it real.
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The Tick TV Review – Amazon Revisits The Kookiest Hero Around

Amazon‘s reboot of The Tick is a timely entry into the world of superhero screen takeover, but a bag of mixed emotions for those of us old enough to remember the short-lived, 2001 version starring Patrick Warburton, who was so perfect as the titular hero that it made you imagine he never had any other career goal.

Peter Serafinowicz manages a strong turn in the role, and it’s one that seems nearly impossible to pull off, but it’s hard to avoid a sense of nostalgic longing.

The Tick is a purposely goofball endeavor that reminds of live-actioning Scooby Doo (but, you know, if there were a good version of that). The pilot may seem rough to some audiences, but there is a lot to establish and it manages to get things out while delivering some laughs. The show really doesn’t start until the second episode, when we
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The Tick: Is the Amazon TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Can The Tick and Arthur save the day? Has The Tick TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Amazon? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Tick season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Amazon Prime Video paid subscription platform, The Tick TV show's cast includes Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, Ryan Woodle, Kahlil Ashanti, Paul Moon, John Pirkis, and Joshua Schubart. It takes place in a world where superheroes have been real for many many years. The story begins as a nebbish and nervous accountant, Arthur Everest (Newman), develops a theory that
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The Tick (2016)

Network: Amazon. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: August 15, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser, Jackie Earle Haley, Ryan Woodle, Kahlil Ashanti, Paul Moon, John Pirkis, and Joshua Schubart. TV show description: An Amazon Prime original series, The Tick TV show takes place in a world where superheroes have been real for many many years. The story begins as a nebbish and nervous accountant, Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman), develops a theory that The City (which is over-run with crime) is being secretly run by The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), a horrific global super villain who's been believed to be dead for years. Read More…
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The Tick review: a laugh-out-loud superhero satire

Ron Hogan Aug 25, 2017

The Tick, out now on Amazon Prime Video, is huge fun. Here's how the show achieves what its creator envisioned 21 years ago...

In 1994, I was about to be a freshman in high school. Despite being “too old” for cartoons, there wasn’t really anything else on television on Saturday mornings while I was waiting for wrestling to show up on my television screen. I remember most of the cartoons I saw only in the vaguest terms: the creepy face of Louie Anderson’s gargoyle animated child or a screaming purple cat. I know the name of both shows because I looked them up prior to writing this article, but I couldn’t tell you anything about them. However, one show I watched regularly in the mid to late 90s stuck with me well into adulthood, and that’s the 1994-96 animated version of The Tick.

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We Talk The Tick with Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley and many more!

  • JoBlo
Amazon Prime has been kicking ass and taking names when it comes to great television. With the upcoming The Tick, it appears that they have something rather exciting to offer when it comes to superheroes. First of all, you have a fantastic cast including Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, Jackie Earle Haley and so many other talented folks. And on top of that, this new live... Read More...
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‘The Tick’ Actor Griffin Newman Takes Over IndieWire’s Instagram Account at Comic-Con

‘The Tick’ Actor Griffin Newman Takes Over IndieWire’s Instagram Account at Comic-Con
Every year, Comic-Con brings in actors from all over the world of obsessive fandoms. So we asked one of them to take a bunch of pictures for us.

When “The Tick” lands on Amazon next month, Griffin Newman co-stars as Arthur, the title hero’s sidekick. (Podcast fans: In addition to his work on “The Tick,” Newman also hosts the excellent “Blank Check” with David Sims.) Before his character makes his full-season debut, Newman is documenting his Comic-Con experience on the official IndieWire Instagram account.

Read More ‘The Tick’ Trailer: TV’s Funniest Superhero Plummets Into Action in New Amazon Series

Here’s what he posted this morning to kick off the day:

Just look how excited he is!

The Tick” takes over Room 6A late Saturday afternoon, where Newman will be joined onstage by fellow cast members Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, Scott Speiser and Michael Cerveris,
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‘The Tick’ Actor Griffin Newman Takes Over IndieWire’s Instagram Account at Comic-Con

‘The Tick’ Actor Griffin Newman Takes Over IndieWire’s Instagram Account at Comic-Con
Every year, Comic-Con brings in actors from all over the world of obsessive fandoms. So we asked one of them to take a bunch of pictures for us.

When “The Tick” lands on Amazon next month, Griffin Newman co-stars as Arthur, the title hero’s sidekick. (Podcast fans: In addition to his work on “The Tick,” Newman also hosts the excellent “Blank Check” with David Sims.) Before his character makes his full-season debut, Newman is documenting his Comic-Con experience on the official IndieWire Instagram account.

Read More ‘The Tick’ Trailer: TV’s Funniest Superhero Plummets Into Action in New Amazon Series

Here’s what he posted this morning to kick off the day:

Just look how excited he is!

The Tick” takes over Room 6A late Saturday afternoon, where Newman will be joined onstage by fellow cast members Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, Scott Speiser and Michael Cerveris,
See full article at Indiewire »

Amazon releases character promo images and descriptions for The Tick reboot

Ahead of its arrival on Amazon next month, seven character promo images and descriptions have been released for the upcoming live-action reboot of The Tick which includes the titular big blue superhero alongside Arthur, Superian, Ramses IV, Overkill, Miss Lint, and Dot Everest.

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Tick here

This “humble, blue avenger” is a big riddle to everyone who meets him—and sometimes to himself. He’s here to fight for justice, but isn’t always sure how. The Tick sees a hero in Arthur—a sidekick with the brains he needs to make his brawn effective.

Arthur lost his father as a child, and courageously tries to keep his fears from getting the best of him. Enter The Tick, who shows Arthur he will never be “normal”—because he’s extraordinary.

He’s the most famous superhero in the world, who made a crater out of The Terror,
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Watch the First Trailer for Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ Reboot

Watch the First Trailer for Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ Reboot
Amazon Prime Video released a first look at its superhero live-action comedy series “The Tick.” Part one of the first season will be available on Friday, Aug. 25.

The trailer promises “an epic tale ripe with destiny, adventure, blood loss, and good against evil,” as the new Amazon original centers on Arthur Everest, an underdog accountant with zero powers. Upon learning his city is owned by a long-thought dead global super villain, he falls in league with a blue superhero, The Tick.

English actor Peter Serafinowicz stars as The Tick, alongside the ensemble cast including Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry, Jackie Earle Haley, Yara Martinez, Brendan Hines, Scott Speiser, and Michael Cerveris. Creator and executive producer Ben Edlund is joining the cast for a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21.

Edlund created the fictional superhero for a newsletter mascot as a spoof of American comic book superheros in 1986. “The Tick” was previously adapted as an animated series in
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'The Tick': Watch Hilarious Debut Trailer for Amazon Superhero Comedy

'The Tick': Watch Hilarious Debut Trailer for Amazon Superhero Comedy
Amazon teased its upcoming superhero-comedy series, The Tick, with a hilarious trailer promising an "epic tale ripe with destiny, adventure, blood loss and good against evil." The show, based on Ben Edlund's comic book of the same, co-stars the titular crime-fighter (Peter Serafinowicz) and his overwhelmed sidekick, accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman), who team to take down a global super-villain.

The clip opens with the Tick breaking down his superhero credentials, including his bulletproof frame and massive bench pressing capabilities. His one weakness: He can't fly, as illustrated by
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The Tick Declares Murder 'Just Not Cool' in Amazon Series Trailer

The Tick Declares Murder 'Just Not Cool' in Amazon Series Trailer
The Tick is once again ready to take flight… so to speak. (Honestly, it can’t be said enough: He. Doesn’t. Fly.)

That point is really hammered home in the first full-length trailer for Amazon’s Tick series, which — along with its titular hero — dropped Wednesday.

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Amazon’s version of the Tick story finds Peter Serafinowicz (Parks and Recreation) squeezing into the superhero’s iconic blue suit, with Griffin Newman (Vinyl) filling the role of Arthur, the Tick’s trusty winged sidekick. The Tick also stars Valorie Curry (The Following) as Arthur’s sister Dot,
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'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Jane's Mysterious First Love: 'He's Going to Be Pushing Her' in Season 4

'Jane the Virgin' Boss on Jane's Mysterious First Love: 'He's Going to Be Pushing Her' in Season 4
Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Monday’s season finale of Jane the Virgin.

Meet Jane’s first love!

On Monday’s season three finale of Jane the Virgin, Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) had an unexpected chance encounter with her mysterious first boyfriend, Adam (Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey) -- a character teased by the all-knowing narrator in a March 27 episode, and it looks like he’ll be sticking around for season four.

“You’re going to need to know what his backstory is, why she never thought she’d see him again [and] why he was her first love. That’s going to take her on a real journey and obviously, there’s big history there,” creator and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman told a small group of reporters after the finale table read, adding that Jane and Adam will be “grappling with their circumstances.”

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