The Tick is Making a Comeback with a New Live-Action Amazon TV Pilot

Friday, 11 March 2016 - 12:10PM
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 12:10PM
The Tick is Making a Comeback with a New Live-Action Amazon TV Pilot
After a 15 year absence, The Tick is finally making his way back to live-action TV. Amazon has ordered a pilot for a new live-action iteration of the classic alt superhero, with original creator Ben Edlund returning as writer and executive producer. 

Originally created by Edlund as a comic book for New England Comics back in the 1980s, The Tick made his first appearance on screen in a 1994 animated series. While the animated show felt short-lived at just 36 episodes, the subsequent live-action show had a 'blink and you'll miss it' feel when it was cancelled after just 8 of its initial 9 episodes had aired.



But the show's cancellation certainly wasn't because of a lack of quality. The Tick has since gone on to achieve cult status, and among many fandom circles it's often one of the first properties to be mentioned when the discussion of TV revivals arises. Back in 2014, Edlund announced that efforts were underway to bring the show back, but now Deadline confirms that the pilot has been officially ordered.

According to the report, the new series will see The Tick recovering from severe memory loss before partnering with his old sidekick, Arthur, to fight evil once more. It's not yet clear who will play the titular hero (please let Patrick Warburton return, please), but the role of Arthur has been snapped up by Vinyl's Griffin Newman, while Valorie Curry will play his sister, Dot.
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