A New Tick TV Series? Yes!
Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television have cast actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz (known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spy) in their new TV series adaptation of cult comic The Tick. The comic book was created by Ben Edlund in 1986, as an absurdist spoof of comic book superheroes. The Tick has frequent head injuries, which result in his memory loss – he doesn’t remember anything about his life before being the Tick. He escaped from a mental institution and moved into the city, where he became its protector. He is a parody of superheroes – muscular, wearing a bright blue tight costume with antennae sticking up from his head. He is very funny, friendly, and childlike, loooves to give inspirational speeches, and he is known for his nonsensical battle cry Spoooon!
Patrick Warburton, who played the Tick in a previous short-lived live action TV adaptation had this to say about the character: “His past is a mystery. So everything that he looks at or perceives can be brand new, and he can get really, really excited and intrigued by something that’s just a commonality for everybody else, that’s humorous. He’s like a child; everything’s new. So you just bring that attitude to him, a childlike attitude of discovering things.”
Unlike the majority of today’s superhero shows, which tend to be dark and gritty, this is going to be a hilarious comedy. Given that the reboot has been in the talks for almost two years now, fans should be happy with these roles being cast as it means this is finally happening. So, are you looking forward to the new Tick?