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When Ben Edlund first created the character The Tick as a newsletter mascot for New England Comics, he could hardly have known that his creation would be embraced by millions as a popular icon. Now, thirty years later, the writer and artist finds himself breathing new, live-action life into the concept, as Amazon orders a series pilot.
First appearing in 1986 as a spoof comic book superhero, The Tick earned his own independent comic book series in 1988, which was adapted into an animated series in 1994. A 9 episode live-action series aired on Fox in 2001, and starred Patrick Warburton as the titular hero, supported by David Burke, Nestor Carbonell and Liz Vassey.
For those unfamiliar with the character, the Tick has super human strength and mass, and is almost invulnerable. He also has “drama power,” which causes his super powers to increase in conjunction with the level of dramatic tension in a situation »
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The Tick is coming back to TV as Amazon has made a commitment for a pilot episode of a brand-new, live-action show. Sadly, Patrick Warburton will not be reprising his role as the titular hero (due to his commitment on another TV show) although he will serve as an executive producer. According to Deadline--- In the new incarnation, the blue suit-wearing Tick is recovering from a memory loss. He ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil. Newman’s Arthur, played in the Fox series by David Burke, had been labeled as a schizophrenic because of his statements that evil plans to rule the city, and no one believes him until he runs into Tick. Curry’s Dot Everest is a nurse who loves her brother Arthur to death and worries about him. While we don't know who will be playing the Tick, Griffin Newman has been cast as Aruthur. »
Back in 2014, rumors surfaced that Amazon Studios and The Tick creator Ben Edlund were in talks to bring the cult classic series back, which would have Patrick Warburton reprising his role as the title character. Deadline reports that, nearly a year and a half later, Amazon Studios has ordered a pilot episode for this reboot, although Patrick Warburton won't be back as the title character. The actor currently stars on NBC's new comedy series Crowded, which debuts on March 15, so he won't be available to star in the pilot. But he will be on board as an executive producer.
The site reports that Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry have come aboard to star as siblings Arthur and Dot Everest in The Tick, although the title character has yet to be cast. Wally Pfister (Transcendence) is in talks to direct the pilot episode from Ben Edlund's script. Casting for the »
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