Category Archives: Streaming

The Tick Gets An Amazon Exclusive Reboot

For new groundbreaking shows on subjects you never expected to see on your TV, laptop or tablet screens, it seems that streaming services are the way to go.

Netflix has been super hot in this department recently. The return of shows like Arrested Development, Wet Hot American Summer and Pee Wee Herman helps to bring in the old fans of popular culture shows. Then new and exclusive shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schimt and the superb Stranger Things attract everyone else.

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Amazon Prime has been slightly slower out of the gate, but with shows like Lucifer, Mr. Robot, Preacher and the Amazon exclusive show The Man in the High Castle they to seem to be cementing their stake in this area. So it is with great joy that we hear that they are bringing back another long gone show to our screens. The big blue spoon-shouting superhero The Tick will soon be arriving to Amazon’s Pilot Season series as a one off. Fingers crossed this will not stay the case for long.

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Created by Ben Edlund in 1986, this lovable, bumbling and slightly mentally insane hero burst his way onto the comic scene and then gain popularity with a much-loved animated series in 1994, and a live action TV series in 2001. The TV show only lasted one season and even though it was not well received at the time, it perfectly captured the comic book mentality and showed a love of the character. Hopefully Amazon is going to keep these main characteristics for their take on the hero.

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Here is Amazon’s synopsis of the pilot episode including some of the talent which is involved in the show.

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 is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

Now many people will recognize Peter Serafinowicz for his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, Parks and Recreation, Shaun of the Dead and the voice of Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace. He is an incredibly funny man, but whether he can pull off his own series only time will tell. Still, he has the creator of The Tick comic series on hand as executive producer of the show and a whole heap of stars to fill out the cast so things are looking good.

The episode will air on August the 19th so Amazon users can see it then. If you like what you see be sure to give feedback and vote for it as this is the only way we will see more Tick related series in the future.

You can find some great reviews of some of the best series out there (like the exciting DC universe shows The Flash and Arrow) via Grizzly Bomb’s very own TV section or if you want more news on comic book characters well we have that to (like the exciting He-Man/Thundercats team up.


Images: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Fox Kids, Ben Edlund.

Is Dredd Coming Back on NetFlix?

I am the law. 

One of the greatest travesties in recent geekdom was the financial failure of the 2012 release of Dredd. Written and produced by Alex Garland (Ex Machina), and starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Dredd corrected all the major wrongs perpetrated by the 1995 Sylvester Stallone led Judge Dredd. The film, one of the best of 2012, is estimated to have cost a modest (for a comic book movie) $35-50 million to produce, and pulled back only about $13 million during its theatrical run in the US ($41 million worldwide). Now the movie did find life in the secondary market with Blu-ray and On Demand rentals, making another $18 million or so, but it wasn’t enough for the studio to greenlight a sequel.

Fast forward a few years to last week, when the internet was all abuzz about a possible Dredd revival in the form of a NetFlix series.

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NetFlix and Marvel Finally Confirm Inevitable Punisher Spin-Off

One batch, two batch, penny and dime.

So after the rousing success that was Daredevil’s second season, it seemed that the announcement of a Frank Castle led spinoff was only a matter of time. Especially given the overwhelmingly positive reactions to Jon Bernthal.

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Marvel on NetFlix: Luke Cage Teaser, Iron Fist Casting, & Daredevil Reactions

Marvel’s television department is absolutely killing it on NetFlix.

Now three seasons into their run, things have thus far continued to get progressively better. Starting last spring with Daredevil, they set a different tone from the other Marvel properties, and delivered some serious fan-service. Great casting, brutal action sequences, addictively binge-worthy. November saw follow-up Jessica Jones successfully expand the television universe. Now, just this past weekend we were delivered the third installment – Daredevil season 2. The reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, especially in reference to Frank Castle.

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NetFlix Releases Final Trailer for Daredevil’s Second Season

Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, and Karen Page attacked from different angles in season one, and their efforts combined to bring down the Kingpin and deliver us an excellent new series to binge. It was the first of the new Marvel shows on the streaming giant NetFlix, and it exceeded the expectations of most fans, setting a tone that Jessica Jones was able to beautifully followup.

Now here we are, into year two of Marvel’s NetFlix lineup, and before the Luke Cage show premieres September 30th, fan outcry has forced a second showing from the devil of Hell’s Kitchen. Today, the final trailer before Friday’s release dropped…

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New Daredevil Season 2 Trailers Feature the Rise of the Hand

You know, you’re one bad day away from being me.

After a stellar freshman effort, the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is set to return to NetFlix, this time with Elektra and the Punisher in tow. Now less than a month away, Matt Murdock and company will again star in a marathon of NetFlix binge-bait. And while promotional stuff was slow to appear the last few months, it’s now coming out at a remarkable rate. Posters and trailers and the promise of satisfaction for those who doubted that show runners could duplicate the quality of the first season.

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Trish (Patsy) Walker Might Put on the Spandex In Season 2 Of Jessica Jones

Since Jessica Jones came out on Netflix not too long ago, it has been a major hit and already received the green light for season 2. No big surprises there. One of the main successes in the series was Trish Walker’s relationship with Jessica, and how that contributed to the sort of hero Jessica is, and ultimately was a profound factor in defeating the Purple Man. So it is again, no surprise that fans want more of Trish and are eagerly waiting her arrival as Hellcat.

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