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The Tick Finds New Life With An Amazon Pilot Order

11 March 2016 10:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 Reboot Pilot Ordered at Amazon — With All-New Cast!

10 March 2016 3:56 PM, PST | | See recent news »

That noise you hear is another TV reboot getting a green light.

Amazon has officially ordered a pilot for an update of The Tick, the cult live-action comedy from writer/producer Ben Edlund, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Original star Patrick Warburton — who headlines NBC’s upcoming comedy Crowded — will not return for the project, which will resurrect his muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero.

The live-action Tick ran for nine episodes on Fox in 2001 and starred Nestor Carbonell (Lost) as Batmanuel, Liz Vassey (All My Children) as Captain Liberty and »

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