Amazon's ‘The Tick’ Reboot Will Premiere This August
When The Tick reboot pilot was announced, the absurd superhero's fanbase was thrilled. The Tick started as a parody of comic book superheroes in the 1980s and sprang into two television series starting in 1994 and 2001, quickly becoming a cult favorite among superhero fans.
After the 2016 pilot gained traction and attracted record-breaking views, Amazon announced that it was ordered to series. Now, seven months after that announcement, we finally have a premiere date. The Tick will crawl onto our screens August 25, almost exactly a year after its initial pilot release. Amazon dropped this date in an otherwise uneventful promo video:
The Tick will star Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Shaun of the Dead, Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace) with Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street) as his villainous foe. Also rounding out the cast is Griffin Newman (Draft Day, Vinyl) as his ever-weary sidekick Arthur, Valorie Curry (The Following, Blair Witch) as Arthur's clear-headed sister Dot, Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) as suspicious gun-smuggler Ms. Lint, and Brendan Hines (Scorpion, Scandal, Lie to Me) as charismatic superhero Superian.
The show will be a reboot of the 2001 television adaptation, likely with a new cast of heroes and villains surrounding The Tick and Arthur, and it should bring with it that same dark and comedic tone. As seen in the pilot, the show doesn't take itself too seriously, which is always something the superhero genre needs.
Catch the first season of The Tick starting August 25, 2017 or watch the pilot that's already on Amazon.