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The superhero in blue is back. Amazon has released new images from their upcoming reboot of The Tick, The Wrap reports.Based on the comics of Ben Edlund, The Tick tells the story of an eccentric superhero who fights crime with his sidekick, Arthur. The new cast includes Peter Serafinowicz at The Tick, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez, and Brendan Hines.Read More… »
Since his creation as a comic book store newsletter mascot in 1986, the character of The Tick has never left the hands of creator Ben Edlund. By 1988, Edlund was writing and drawing the adventures of this blue-suited superhero in a self-published comic book. In 1994, he created an animated series based on the character […]
- Jacob Hall
Amazon today announced the pilot episodes which will be shown as part of their 2016 comedy season, and among them was the reboot of The Tick. Launching on August 19th, it stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as the titular character, and providing users of Amazon Prime like it enough, we can expect a full […]
- Josh Wilding
Amazon has released a few first-look photos from its superhero comedy pilot “The Tick,” and it has set the premiere date for that and the pilots for two other previously announced projects, Jill Soloway‘s “I Love Dick” and Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s “Jean-Claude Van Johnson.” A highly anticipated adaptation of the comic book series, “The Tick” stars Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as the titular blue superhero, who was previously played by Patrick Warburton in Fox’s 2001 live-action series. The new photos reveal Serafinowicz’s costume for the first time, blue antennae and all, as well as some of the show’s villains. »
- Reid Nakamura
Spoooooon! Amazon today announced that everyone’s favorite antennaed superhero, The Tick, will be back to save the world on August 19. How long it will last, that’s still to be determined as Amazon is treating this as a pilot process to choose their new comedy series. The reboot of the short-lived live-action TV series comes almost 15 years after it went off the air in early 2002. Originally a comic book and later an animated series, the Fox version of The Tick starred Patrick Warburton in the title role. The reboot will feature Peter Serafinowicz as the bug in blue as well as Griffin Newman as his sidekick, Arthur. The streaming service also announced that a couple other of its comedy series will get their trial runs on the same day. I Love Dick (insert your own joke here) is based on the 1997 novel by Chris Kraus. It stars Kevin Bacon, »
- David Eckstein
Tony Sokol Jul 22, 2016
Amazon has released the first images from the rebooted series The Tick, a superhero story based on comedic comic book characters created by Ben Edlund. The project stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Jackie Earle Haley. Ben Edlund (Supernatural) wrote the pilot.
The first images include a superhero in an apparent TV interview with Whoopi Goldberg, and Serafinowicz hanging out in his costume...
The new series will be part of Amazon's 2016 comedy pilot season, which also includes I Love Dick, starring Emily Gould, Kathryn Hahn, Kevin Bacon and Griffin Dunne; and Jean-Claude Van Johnson which will star Jean-Claude Van Damme. All three »
Amazon has announced that its upcoming reboot of The Tick is set to arrive this August as part of its 2016 comedy pilot season, with the announcement accompanied by the first images from the new series, which sees Peter Serafinowicz succeeding Patrick Warburton as the big blue superhero…
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers 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 stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. »
- Gary Collinson
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One month out from its anticipated premiere, Amazon Studios has today peeled back the curtain on The Tick, its long-rumored comedy reboot that thrusts Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) into the title role.
Playing the part of an underdog accountant with no powers to call his own, one Average Joe takes a stand against crime in the city, crossing paths with a peculiar blue superhero (Serafinowicz) in the process. Ben Edlund of Supernatural fame penned the series and will executive produce in tandem with Sony Pictures Television. An official synopsis for The Tick was released alongside today’s batch of stills, and you can have a gander at it below.
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, »
- Michael Briers
Amazon has officially announced that the premiere date for their take on The Tick will be August 19, and they've also released a few images from the show, giving us a first look at Peter Serafinowicz as the do-gooder of the title. Fans were not best pleased when they found out Patrick Warburton wouldn't be returning after doing such a great job as Fox's short-lived take on the beloved character, but Serafinowicz has become quite the geek-icon in his own right so there shouldn't be too many complaints. We also have an updated synopsis which you can check out below. In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers 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 stars Peter Serafinowicz »
Amazon is getting into the superhero business, having set an Aug. 19 premiere date for its pilot reboot of The Tick.
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Here’s a summary of the three new pilots coming Amazon’s way:
The Tick | In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant (Vinyl‘s Griffin Newman) with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, »
The new animated musical comedy film “Sing” is about to win over hearts and minds of people everywhere. Set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, the film follows a koala named Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a struggling theater owner who holds a singing contest to raise money for the theater and the entire town decides to audition for a part in the show. Watch the new trailer for the film below.
The film’s main characters include Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), a domestic pig who gave up her singing dreams to become a devoted mother; Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a little white mouse with a big voice; Meena (Tori Kelly), an Africa elephant with a beautiful voice and crippling stage fright; Johnny (Taron Egerton), a British mountain gorilla who wants to sing but his »
- Vikram Murthi
Looking ahead to 2017, the one Matthew McConaughey role that already has Stephen King fans rooted to the edge of their seats is a certain Man in Black (Aka Randall Flagg), who will soon be on the run from Idris Elba’s lone gunslinger in The Dark Tower.
However, on the other end of the McConaughey spectrum is Sing, a bright and breezy animated romp that places the Oscar-winner in the role of Buster Moon, a wide-eyed crooner who hopes to resurrect his once-grand theater by hosting a talent show.
Swinging its doors open to any and every contestant, Moon’s good-will gesture soon results in a whole host of animals walking the boards in an attempt to jump-start their budding musical careers. After whittling down a list of the more eccentric cast of candidates, Sing presents moviegoers with five talented musicians setting out to start a new chapter under Buster Moon’s rejuvenated roof. »
- Michael Briers
Academy Award-nominee Jackie Earle Haley has joined the Amazon pilot episode of The Tick starring Peter Serafinowicz. Haley will portray the villain known as The Terror, who is the leader of the "Evil League" of Super Villains.
The Terror is described as "a hooded ancient villain whose incredible will power and tenacity have powered an underworld syndicate for decades." The pilot episode is written and executive produced by Ben Edlund who is also the creator of The Tick comic book.
Haley's film credits include Watchmen, Shutter Island, Lincoln, Parkland, Robocop, London Has Fallen, and Birth Of A Nation. He will next be seen opposite Dominic Cooper in AMC's "Preacher" television series.
Source: Deadline »
- J.B. Casas
Haley will play vampire leader Sayre, a humanoid who fears no one, in the Nikolaj Arcel-directed film which began production this week. It is currently targeting a January 2017 release.
Additionally, Haley has also signed on to Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television's new live-action series take on "The Tick". Haley will play central bad guy The Terror, the leader of the evil league in the comics, opposite Peter Serafinowicz as the titular blue hero. Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry also star.
Haley appears in the upcoming AMC series "Preacher" in the regular role of Odin Quincannon, one he will juggle with his "The Tick" and "The Dark Tower" roles. A new promo for that series is also included »
- Garth Franklin
Continuing his anti-hero/villain persona, actor Jackie Earle Haley is set to play the key villainous figure in Amazon’s reboot of The Tick. There, he’ll portray The Terror and go toe-to-toe with newly-cast Peter Serafinowicz, who plays the titular character. Haley’s baddie is billed as a powerful super villain and leader of an evil league of mysterious characters.
On the film side of things, Haley is in talks to join Nikolaj Arcel’s big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower. In the vein of Abby Lee’s casting as little-known book figure Tirana, Haley is circling the role of Sayre, who’s described as “a menacing humanoid who is a vampire leader.”
Although no first name is mentioned, »
- Mitchel Broussard
Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley is set for a key villainous regular role opposite Peter Serafinowicz in the Amazon pilot The Tick, a new take on Ben Edlund's comic book character with an all-new cast. Additionally, he is in negotiations for a co-starring role opposite Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower. The Tick reboot, written and executive produced by Edlund, is bringing back the eponymous muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero… »
Creator Jill Soloway would not reveal any details about Jenner’s character in an interview with the AP at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, but called the news “a dream come true.”
“We are all part of the same community,” Soloway said. “A lot of the transwomen who work on our show are also in her show, I Am Cait.”
Jenner begins filming her scenes next week.
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Deadline reports Brendan Hines will co-star in The Tick TV series pilot for Amazon. Hines played Eli Loker in the Lie to Me TV series, which was cancelled by Fox in 2011, after three seasons totaling 48 episodes.
In The Tick, Hines is set as a new character, Superian, who is described as a superhero, with "issues." Peter Serafinowicz stars as the title character in this superhero spoof. The cast of The Tick reboot also includes Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry. In the reimagined project, Tick is recovering from a loss of memory. He re-teams with sidekick Arthur (Newman) to fight evil. Curry plays Arthur's sister, Dot.
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Brendan Hines (Lie to Me) is set to co-star opposite Peter Serafinowicz in the Amazon pilot The Tick, a new take on Ben Edlund's comic book character. Edlund is writing and executive producing for Sony Pictures TV. The reboot is bringing back the eponymous muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero (Serafinowicz). In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The… »
Peter Serafinowicz, best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead and Spy, has been cast as the lead in the Amazon pilot The Tick. Peter Serafinowicz To Play The Tick In New Series The new series will be headed by Ben Edlund, who created the character in 1994, as writer and executive producer and Patrick Warburton, who […]
- Crystal Smith
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