Peter Serafinowicz Set to Play THE TICK in New Amazon Pilot
Last week we learned that Amazon had ordered a pilot episode for a new live-action series for The Tick. Deadline reports that the big blue superhero will be played by British actor-comedian Peter Serafinowicz. This is a completely unexpected choice, but I’m looking forward to see how he handles this insane character.
The series is a new take on Ben Edlund‘s hilarious classic comic book character and Serafinowicz will be joined by the previously announced cast of Griffin Newman (Vinyl) who will play Arthur Everest and Valorie Curry (House of Lies, The Following) who has been cast as his sister Dot Everest.
Edlund is writing the new series as well as executive producing it. He also worked on developing the 1994 animated series as well as the 2001 live-action series. According to the report:
The reboot is bringing back the eponymous muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero (Serafinowicz). In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Curry).
In original live-action Fox series, The Tick was played by Patrick Warburton, who obviously isn’t reprising his role, but he is an executive producer on the new series. So that's kinda cool. Transcendence director Wally Pfister is set to helm pilot.