SPOON! Peter Serafinowicz's Big Blue Bug of Justice costume has been redesigned!
Last summer when the first images were released of Serafinowicz in his Tick costume, which was designed by 4-time Oscar-winner Colleen Atwood, there weren't too many positive comments. Many had appreciated the open-faced costume with big, rounded muscles that Patrick Warburton donned in Fox's short-lived 2001 series. And even though everyone was told ahead of time that the Amazon reboot is "darker and more grounded," people weren't expecting a costume with a tick-like texture, small eye circles, and thin antennas. Though to be fair, it is meant as a spoof on the highly-textured costumes that have become commonplace in modern superhero shows and movies.
Even so, as you can see below, new Tick costume Serafinowicz has been revamped quite a bit. The eye holes are larger and have a more traditional cut. The body sculpt is most smooth and cartoonish, resembling Warburton's suit but with angular designs for the faux muscles.
After the pilot debuted on Amazon's Prime Video service in August 2016, The Tick live-action reboot was officially ordered to series a month later. For awhile, there was a dearth of news on the show's progress, but all that changed over the past several weeks. We've now seen behind-the-scenes photos of the cast participating in table reads for the first four episodes and, more importantly, filming officially commenced on the first episode just four days ago.
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Today I got to act this out, which is the greatest gift a writer has ever given me. pic.twitter.com/WFvQuAm2to— Griffin Newman (@GriffLightning) March 7, 2017
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant (Griffin Newman) 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 (Peter Serafinowicz).
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.
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