Amazon's new series The Tick will be debuting on August 25th, with Peter Serafinowicz playing the big blue hero. Amazon has started a contest with tongal.com asking fans make videos showing why their cities need the Tick's help. The initial video along with three entries that have been awarded $5,000 each are shown below. No word on whether these are the only videos that will be awarded or if there is more voting to happen.
The series synopsis reads:
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with no superpowers comes to realize his city is owned by a super villain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.
This is the original video Amazon released on June 1st announcing the contest.
First up, Caleb Van Voorhis in Charlotte, NC needs The Tick's help! With over 17,000 refugees in Charlotte, their kids need a place they can learn and grow. By partnering with ourBRIDGE, The Tick can beautify their new center and empower these children to have a happier childhood.
And then Alan Del Tufo from Waldwick, NJ. He loves our four-legged friends but thinks the entire city has gone to the dogs. Can't a guy mow his lawn without watching where he walks? Is our destiny in the claws of a pooper-scooper?
And finally, Cedar Falls, IA. There's an evil villain on the loose named Debris who is polluting the local trails and waterways. But the residents are only human and can't defeat him alone.