Amazon Studios has revealed new photos from their upcoming The Tick series
Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Peter Serafinowicz is set to play Ben Edlund‘s great big blue bug of justice. Patrick Warburton, who headlined the previous live-action take on The Tick, is meanwhile attached as an executive producer for the new Tick series. Also returning from the previous Tick series are executive producers Ben Edlund, Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld. Edlund, who created The Tick, is also writing the new series.
“This has been a labor of love for Amazon, Sony, and all of us,” says Edlund. “The only way for this to have value was if we found a wholly new expression of ‘The Tick’ and Arthur’s story in live-action, and I think we’re on to something! Visually and thematically this new ‘Tick’ lives in the textures and rhetoric of today’s superhero saturation tsunami — and for it to be something you want to watch for hours, it needed to find its way to a story with heart and stakes, as well as absurdism. Is it a radically new hybrid of humor and super heroic action with characters you will care desperately about? YES! Yes it is.”
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, the new The Tick series follows an underdog accountant with zero powers who 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 series also Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion).
The Tick was originally created by Edlund in 1986 as a mascot for New England Comics. Edlund then brought the nigh-invulnerable justice seeker to life in The Tick’s own book two years later. In 1994, the first The Tick series came to television as an animated half-hour show which ran for two seasons and 36 episodes. All but two of those episodes have been released on DVD. However, citing “creative considerations,” “The Tick vs. The Mole Men” and “Alone Together” were omitted from their respective DVD sets.
The new The Tick will feature a pilot episode helmed by Transcendence‘s Wally Pfister.
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