We first heard about the possibility of The Tick making a live action comeback on Amazon back in 2014. Everyone around these parts got pretty excited, but then there was… nothing. In fact I was starting to think this project was just dead.
Well, after a long silence, Deadline is now reporting that Amazon has finally gotten around to ordering the series to pilot.
Sadly, it turns out (due to his schedule) that Patrick Warburton is unavailable to return, so the role will have to be recast. Arthur has already been recast with Griffin Newman now filling the role, and Valorie Curry will play Arthur’s sister Dot. Warburton will still be involved as a producer, and The Tick creator Ben Edlund will (of course) be showrunning the series if it gets picked up.
On the upside, Amazon releases its pilots whether or not they end up making a full show out of it – so we’re going to get to watch some The Tick no matter what. I think that’s pretty awesome.