One of the greatest things about the oh-so short-lived Fox adaptation of The Tick was Patrick Warburton’s iconic turn in the title role. So, as Amazon prepares to bring the series out of retirement, here’s who they’ve tapped to put on the big blue feelers.
Deadline reports British actor Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Shaun of the Dead) has signed on to play The Tick in the proposed series. He’ll join the previously cast Griffin Newman (Vinyl), who will play The Tick’s faithful sidekick, Arthur. Though the actors might be different, the new take on the series is being written and produced by original creator Ben Edlund, who was responsible for both the 1994 animated series and 2001 live-action series.
The new project looks to pick up the story of The Tick as he is recovering from amnesia and eventually finds his way back to his old sidekick. From there, the duo start fighting crime and getting involved in all kinds of superhero mischief. They’ll also be joined by some new supporting characters, including Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry). That’s all well and good, but Edlund would be remiss if he doesn’t find a way to lure Lost’s Nestor Carbonell back to reprise his role as Batmanuel (please?).
Though the 2001 attempt to bring The Tick to life was a colossal failure that only lasted nine glorious episodes on Fox, the series has grown to become a cult favorite over the past decade or so. If Amazon is wanting to beat Netflix at the revival game, it’s a unique option to tackle with a ton of geek cred.
Please let this be good. Please let this be good.