SPOOOOOOON! Following the pilot episode of the new live-action series last month, Amazon has picked up The Tick as a recurring series. The reboot of the cancelled-too-soon series will air its first season on Amazon sometime in 2017.
Based on the 1980s absurdist comic of the same name, the series lampoons the conventional idea of superheroes. Following the comic’s debut, The Tick was turned into a popular animated series in 1994, and then became a short-lived (but wildly popular) live-action series in 2001, starring none other than Patrick Warburton in the title role. Now, after passing through Amazon’s unique pilot process, the reboot of The Tick will be a full-fledged series once again.
According to IMdB.com, the series will star Peter Serafinowicz in the lead role, with the Tick’s sidekick, Arthur Everest, being portrayed by Griffin Newman. Ben Edlund, the creator of both the 1994 and the 2001 series is expected to act as writer & executive producer, while Sony Pictures TV will produce the show as the helming studio.
The story is rumored to revolve around the lovable (yet somewhat dim-witted) blue-suited hero recovering from memory loss. At some point, the Tick will re-team with Arthur in a quest “to pound two-fisted justice into the hearts of evildoers everywhere”. Also rumored is the introduction of several new characters, one of whom will be Arthur’s sister Dot (played by Valorie Curry).
While the TV & cinema markets may be flooded with superhero tales these days, it seems that fans are not tiring of any of it. The beauty of this, however, is that an injection of satire (which The Tick is famous for) will most likely be a welcome break in the completely action-oriented glut of the heroes currently being portrayed.
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