More Photos From THE TICK Series Feature Jackie Earl Haley as The Terror

A series of new photos have been released for Amazon’s adaptation of Ben Edlund’s The Tick. They offer us a new look at Peter Serafinowicz as The Tick, Griffen Newman as his sidekick Arthur, and our first look as Jackie Early Haley as the villain The Terror. Everyone looks great in their roles, especially Haley as The Terror. 

The photos came along with the following statement from Edlund:

“This has been a labor of love for Amazon, Sony, and all of us. The only way for this to have value was if we found a wholly new expression of ‘The Tick’ and Arthur’s story in live-action, and I think we’re on to something! Visually and thematically this new ‘Tick’ lives in the textures and rhetoric of today’s superhero saturation tsunami — and for it to be something you want to watch for hours, it needed to find its way to a story with heart and stakes, as well as absurdism. Is it a radically new hybrid of humor and super heroic action with characters you will care desperately about? YES! Yes it is.”

While I was at Comic-Con last month I picked myself up the two seasons of the animated series for The Tick, which are insanely funny. I really hope that this new series manages to perfectly capture the hilarity and awesomeness of this franchise. We'll have a better idea of what we can expect when a trailer is released for it. 

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. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.

The Tick premieres on Amazon on August 19th.

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