In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant 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. 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.
Amazon also released the first images from the series. See them in the gallery below.
The Tick character was originally created by Ben Edlund 1986 as a mascot for the New England Comics comic book store chain. In 1988, the satirical character was given his own comic book series, which led to an animated TV series on Fox in 1994. A short-lived live action TV show, video game, and merchandise followed.
Rumors of The Tick revival at Amazon have been circling since 2014. Patrick Warburton, the star of the original The Tick live action series, was originally rumored to be reprising his role.
Amazon announced two other pilots debuting on Aug. 19, as part of its fall comedy pilot season, I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson.