Give us your saddest “Spooooons!” Amazon Prime has canceled superhero dramedy The Tick after two seasons.
The Tick creator and showrunner Ben Edlund shared the news on his personal Twitter account.
Shortly after The Tick Season 2 premiered in April, Edlund shared his thoughts regarding a potential third season with us, saying:
I would put forward that we would go forward in time, and we would catch up with them after they’ve been at it for a while. I think that that would allow us to kind of let the last level of like, the coral reef, join the party. And really, at that point, it could really feel like the live action version is embracing the inventiveness that we were able to achieve in the comic book. More fun by a factor of 6.
Sounds like Edlund was itching for one of TV’s most beloved recent tropes: a time jump. And that would make sense given how much The Tick and Arthur have already accomplished in their own timeframe. Arthur and The Tick did the seemingly impossible and defeated The Terror in Season 1. Then in season 2 they navigated the bureaucracy of superherodom and even flushed some bad actors out of AEGIS.
Perhaps Edlund and the folks at The Tick will still be able to bring that vision to fruition. Edlund mentioned on his cancellation Twitter thread that while The Tick Season 3 may be dead at Amazon Prime, he’d still like to produce it elsewhere if possible. While the series was created by Amazon Video as part of Amazon Prime’s short-lived pilot project, actor Griffin Newman said via Twitter that they are actively shopping the third season elsewhere.