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Guardians of the Galaxy actor cast as The Tick

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Amazon has found its blue hero

Amazon has found the face of its new Tick series in Guardians of the Galaxy star Peter Serafinowicz, according to Deadline.

Serafinowicz, who played Denarian Saal in James Gunn's superhero film and who voiced Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I, will play the blue, antennae-sporting superhero in the streaming service's remake. The actor also voiced Mild-Mannered Pate in Dark Souls IIIt was previously announced that Griffin Newman would be joining the show as Arthur, the Tick's right-hand man and sidekick. Valorie Curry is also joining the series as Arthur's sister, Dot.

Based on Ben Edlund's comic book series from 1986, The Tick follows the titular superhero after he loses his memory and winds up in the blue uniform. In 1994, Fox ordered an animated series based on the character, and in 2001, produced a live-action series. That, however, only ran for nine episodes before it was pulled from air.

The Tick has been in development since 2014, but there's no estimated release window at this time.