(via ign.com) Attention, citizens! Amazon’s The Tick hit New York Comic Con today with creator Ben Edlund and stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Jackie Earle Haley taking the stage to talk about what’s to come from the second half of Season 1 when it hits early next year.
Also on hand were cast members Valorie Curry, Brendan Hines, Yara Martinez, Scott Speiser and Michael Cerveris and executive producers David Fury and Barry Josephson. Newman, who plays the Tick’s reluctant sidekick Arthur, talked about how he’s more comfortable on the show now if only because he knows it would be too expensive to recast him at this point.
“He’s gone from being paralyzing nervous to just difficulty-ly [sic] nervous,” he laughed of Arthur. “There’s an overwhelming amount of people in here! The difference is when I shot the pilot, I was so nervous that I might ruin the show, so it was a straight line to how Arthur felt.”
Edlund, who created The Tick and has been with it in all of its many different incarnations, said that even though the show is a half-hour comedy, he and Fury approach it like an hour drama in many ways.
“There are a lot of things that are laced into the first half, there’s a pretty involved structure,” he said of the various plot points and characters set up in the first half of the season.
Fury teased what’s to come in the back half when it returns on February 23, 2018, with the final six episodes of the first season. “We’ll be seeing a lot more of Superian in the back half,” he said. “We’ll be seeing a lot more Dangerboat, played by the brilliant Alan Tudyk. More Midnight. And a lot more of the Terror. The Terror who has been mostly in hiding will be front and center.”