Star Wars Veteran Peter Serafinowicz To Play The Tick In Amazon's Live-Action Revival

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Spaced, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace character actor Peter Serafinowicz has been cast to replace Patrick Warburton as the star of Amazon's revival of the live-action superhero comedy The Tick, Deadline reports.

Ben Edlund, a writer on Gotham who created the character in 1986, will write the series and executive produce. Edlund was a key player in both the 1996 animated series and its 2001 live-action Fox successor. A number of executives will remain in place from the original, but the cast will reportedly be all-new. Original series star Warburton will also executive produce, and Transcendence director Wally Pfister will helm the pilot.

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According to the story, the new show features the blue-suited Tick recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur's sister Dot (Valorie Curry).