We were excited for the return of The Tick TV series and, especially FTN favourite Patrick Warburton returning in the title role.
But it seems now that we’re in for a disappointment.
It has been revealed that Amazon have picked up Ben Edlund’s comic character for a pilot, which is great, except it’ll be an all-new cast.
Edlund himself will write and produce while the new cast will include Vinyl’s Griffin Newman as Arthur Everest and House of Lies’ Valorie Curry as his sister Dot Everest. Transcendencehelmer Wally Pfister is currently favourite to direct with Sony Pictures TV producing it.
The rest of the cast and release date etc have still to be confirmed.
In the new incarnation, the blue suit-wearing Tick is recovering from a memory loss. He ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil. Newman’s Arthur, played in the Fox series by David Burke, had been labeled as a schizophrenic because of his statements that evil plans to rule the city, and no one believes him until he runs into Tick. Curry’s Dot Everest is a nurse who loves her brother Arthur to death and worries about him.
Are you excited or, like us, are you Tick-ed (ahem) of about the new cast? Let us know.