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New The Tick promo shows off some big blue derring-do!

  • JoBlo
Spooooooon!!!!!!! To say that I'm excited for the upcoming The Tick Amazon Prime series is an understatement. I loved The Tick since I was a kid watching the old Fox cartoon show, I loved the original live-action Patrick Warburton one, and I of course loved the recent pilot with Peter Serafinowicz! My favorite part was that the tone was different - instead of super cartoony, or sitcomy, it was instead a dark introspective... Read More...
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Keen! Amazon's live-action The Tick gets a much-needed costume revamp

  • JoBlo
The Tick was required Saturday morning viewing in my youth, back when Saturday Mornings were a thing. It was basically this and Mystery Science Theater 3000 for me. I even loved the original (unfortunately short-lived) live-action version with Patrick Warburton as the eponymous superhero. So it's awesome to see Tick back in action, with Amazon Studios giving the new iteration (with Peter... Read More...
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Amazon Pilots: Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ‘Gilmore Girls’ Follow-Up and a ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Goes to Space

Amazon is delivering some prime content (see what we did there?) for its spring season of pilots.

On March 17, the streaming service will launch its new pilot season, which will consist of two hourlong pilots and three half-hour pilots. Amazon claims that after watching the pilots, its customers can review them, which offers feedback on which series will become the next Amazon Original Series.

Read More: Amazon Pilot Reviews: ‘The Tick,’ Jillo Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ & ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson,’ Ranked

Check out first-look photos and a rundown of each of the pilots below:

Oasis

Good-bye, Robb Stark. Hello, space chaplain! “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden trades his winter furs for a clerical collar to play an English pastor who must leave his wife and become a missionary, based on the Michel Faber sci-fi novel “The Book of Strange New Things.” Instead of being sent to a new country though,
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‘Legion’: How The Sets Helped Create the ‘X-Men’ FX Show’s Insanity From the Ground Up

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‘Legion’: How The Sets Helped Create the ‘X-Men’ FX Show’s Insanity From the Ground Up
Production designer Michael Wylie stands in the middle of an apartment made from scratch on a Vancouver soundstage, a place deliberately created to avoid being pinned down by space or time. “I’ll try to explain a little bit of what we’re doing but not too much,” he told reporters. “Because I have no idea what we’re doing.”

Read More: ‘Legion’ Premiere: The 9 Moments That Make It a Masterpiece

It was a joke, just to be clear, but it spoke to the spirit of FX’s “Legion,” the newest TV show to draw upon the rich legacy of Marvel Comics – specifically, the “X-Men” universe. What was being built up in Canada by Wylie and his team, under the direction of creator Noah Hawley, bore very little resemblance to past Marvel adventures. Instead, “Legion’s” inspirations include Pink Floyd, Stanley Kubrick, Bollywood and a style of architecture actively despised
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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ First Look Teaser: Meet Neil Patrick Harris As the Evil Count Olaf

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ First Look Teaser: Meet Neil Patrick Harris As the Evil Count Olaf
This time last year, Neil Patrick Harris’ variety show “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” was cancelled after just one season. But now, the actor and entertainer, best known for his starring roles as the title character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and Barney Stinson in “How I Met Your Mother,” will soon return to TV as the evil Count Olaf in Netflix’s new series “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” based on the popular and acclaimed children’s book series by Lemony Snicket (the pen name of Daniel Handler). Watch a teaser for the series below featuring a first look at Olaf.

Read More: ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Netflix Announces Release Date for New Series — Watch

A Series of Unfortunate Events” follows the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents’ death in a fire. The children are placed in
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David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’

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David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’
David E. Kelley is preparing another comeback – and this time, he’s leaving the traditional networks behind.

Kelley’s next series, the Billy Bob Thornton legal drama “Goliath,” debuts Oct. 14 on Amazon. Early next year, he’ll premiere HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, and after that, DirecTV’s serial killer thriller “Mr. Mercedes.”

Read More: ‘Goliath’ Trailer: Billy Bob Thornton is a Lawyer With Nothing to Lose in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama

But here’s what’s not on Kelley’s docket: Anything in broadcast, where he once upon a time he was king.

“I don’t see a reason to, at this point,” Kelley told IndieWire. “If broadcast TV evolves and really cares about product more than exalting ratings over product, I might. If they got rid of commercials, I might. It’s just hard to succeed with good,
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‘The Grand Tour’ Trailer: Jeremy Clarkson and Company’s Amazon Show Revives Their Legacy

‘The Grand Tour’ Trailer: Jeremy Clarkson and Company’s Amazon Show Revives Their Legacy
From 2002 to 2015, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May hosted and presented the popular BBC series “Top Gear,” and received much acclaim for their conversational, comedic approach to the series. But in 2015, the BBC announced it wouldn’t renew Clarkson’s contract after he verbally and physically assaulted “Top Gear” producer Oisin Tymon over a dispute at a hotel. Tymon filed a lawsuit against Clarkson and the BBC, prompting an apology from Clarkson and a £100,000 settlement. After Clarkson’s dismissal from “Top Gear,” Hammond, May, and executive producer Andy Wilman all left the program as well.

Read More: ‘The Grand Tour’ Races Towards Amazon Instant Video With New Trailer — Watch

But now, Clarkson, Hammond, May, and Wilman are all returning for a new Amazon series “The Grand Tour.” It follows the gang as they travel to four continents in many different snazzy vehicles, not just sports cars, but also speedboats,
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The Tick Leaps Into Action In The First Footage From The Upcoming Amazon Reboot

It seems we'll be skipping a trailer and moving straight on to some clips. Amazon (via EW) has released the first footage from its reboot of The Tick, which is set to premiere this Friday, and this looks to be a very different show to the last live-action incarnation starring Patrick Warburton. In the first sneak peek, The Tick accidentally murders a gang of criminals, and in the second he attempt to recruit Arthur as his Sidekick. Have a look, and let us know what you think in the usual place. 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
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‘The Tick’ Images: Peter Serafinowicz Steps Into the Big Blue Suit

‘The Tick’ Images: Peter Serafinowicz Steps Into the Big Blue Suit
We were initially disappointed to hear that the upcoming revival of The Tick would not have Patrick Warburton returning to the lead role. But by the looks of it, Peter Serafinowicz should be a more than worthy successor. A batch of new The Tick stills have been revealed, showing more of Serafinowicz in that musclebound blue suit, plus Griffin […]

The post ‘The Tick’ Images: Peter Serafinowicz Steps Into the Big Blue Suit appeared first on /Film.
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Kevin Smith's Buckaroo Banzai TV Show Heads to Amazon

Kevin Smith's Buckaroo Banzai TV Show Heads to Amazon
Just a few months ago, the 1984 movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was simply a cult classic with a small but devoted following. Shortly after Kevin Smith directed an episode of The Flash, he was approacheed to turn this movie into a TV series, and now it seems that show has found a home. A new report reveals that the director and MGM are finalizing a deal to bring the Buckaroo Banzai show to Amazon Studios.

Deadline reports that Amazon and MGM are "close to locking in a deal" that would bring the show to the streaming service. The report claims that Amazon is eyeing to air the series at some point next year, but an exact episode count wasn't given. The news comes just hours after Amazon Studios announced their new comedy shows for their fall pilot season, including a reboot of The Tick.

The
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‘The Tick’ First Look: Back in Blue – and With Whoopi, Too (Photos)

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‘The Tick’ First Look: Back in Blue – and With Whoopi, Too (Photos)
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.
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Kevin Smith's Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Adaptation Eyed by Amazon

Kevin Smith's Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Adaptation Eyed by Amazon
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may continue.

Amazon and MGM are close to a deal for the streaming service to host Kevin Smith’s planned small-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedThe Tick, Plus Kevin Bacon and Jean-Claude Van Damme Pilots Get Amazon Debut Date

The 1984 cult classic starred Peter Weller (Robocop) as an physicist/pilot/rock musician who, with his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

The sci-fi folly’s cast also included Clancy Brown, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum,
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Amazon announces release dates for 'The Tick,' two other comedy pilots

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Amazon announces release dates for 'The Tick,' two other comedy pilots
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,
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First Official Look At Peter Serafinowicz As The Tick In Amazon's Reboot Of The Superhero Comedy

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
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Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74

Beth Howland, Vera on Alice, Passes Away at 74
2016 has not been an easy year for the entertainment industry, with icons like David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman and many more passing away over the past few months. Today we have word that the film and TV industry has lost another one of its own. Although this death actually happened at the very end of last year. Actress Beth Howland, who starred in the hit 1970s TV series Alice, passed away in Santa Monica, California, on December 31, 2015.

The Associated Press broke the news of the actress' death, which was confirmed by her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough. The late actress' husband revealed that there was no public announcement, funeral or memorial service, because "that was her choice." It isn't known how long the actress was suffering from lung cancer.

Beth Howland was born May 28, 1941 in Boston, and began her acting career at a fairly early age. After graduating from high school
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Alice's Vera, Beth Howland, Dead at 74

Alice's Vera, Beth Howland, Dead at 74
Beth Howland, who is fondly remembered as high-strung waitress Vera on the 1970s/80s CBS sitcom Alice, died on Dec. 31 at the age of 74, following a battle with lung cancer. Howland’s husband, Murphy Brown vet Charles Kimbrough, told the New York Times that he refrained from announcing her death earlier, in keeping with her wishes.

Howland won the role of Vera Louise Gorman (which was played by Valerie Cutin in the 1974 Martin Scorsese film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) after a Warner Bros. TV exec saw her play anxious bride-to-be Amy in Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical Company.
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‘Hamilton’ Producer Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez Sign Pact with Universal TV

“Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller and producing partner Flody Suarez have signed a deal with Universal Television to develop new projects for the studio.

The producing pact furthers the duo’s association with NBC and Universal Television chairman Bob Greenblatt, who is one of “Hamilton’s” investors. Suarez previously served as VP of development at NBC, where he worked on shows including “ER” and “Just Shoot Me.”

“I’m so pleased to have Universal Television in business with one of the theater’s leading producers, Jeffrey Seller, and his producing partner, Flody Suarez,” said Greenblatt. “Jeffrey’s spectacular track record on Broadway and his knack for finding and nurturing brilliant new talent, such as the creative forces behind ‘Rent,’ ‘Avenue Q,’ ‘In the Heights’ and ‘Hamilton,’ is nothing short of remarkable. There is more and more cross-pollination these days from theater to television, especially at NBC, and we’re excited to
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Jackie Earle Haley Eyed For Villain Roles In The Dark Tower And The Tick

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.

The Terror was featured in one episode of the short-lived Fox live-action version of The Tick back in 2001, played by Armin Shimerman, but it seems like Haley’s version will be a series regular.

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,
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Peter Serafinowicz to star as The Tick in Amazon's live-action revival

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Back in 2014, we brought you word that Amazon was planning on doing a live-action The Tick revival series, and although at the time it was being reported that Patrick Warburton was expected to reprise his titular role from the short-lived Fox show, Deadline has learned that British actor Peter Serafinowicz will play the big blue superhero in the pilot for the planned series. Serafinowicz is best known in the... Read More...
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