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The Tick finds new life in Amazon TV show


The Tick is returning to television thanks to a pilot order from Amazon, according to Deadline.

Based on the comic book character created by Ben Edlund in 1986, the series follows the blue costumed superhero who can't remember anything from before he became the Tick. The character was originally created as a spoof of other superhero comics, but developed a cult following. Eventually, he became big enough that Fox ordered an animated series for the character in 1994. In 2001, a live-action TV series starring the Tick premiered on Fox, but only nine episodes made it to air before the show was canceled.

The new version, which Edlund will reportedly join as a writer and executive producer, will star Vinyl's Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest, the Tick's loyal sidekick, and Valorie Curry (House of Lies) as Arthur's sister, Dot. Patrick Warburton, who played the superhero in the 2001 live-action series, will not return to reprise his role, according to Deadline, but will serve as an executive producer alongside Edlund.

Although the series has reportedly been in development since 2014, there's no estimated date for when the pilot will be available for Amazon Prime subscribers.

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