The Tick Live-Action Show Is Returning, But it Will Lack One Important Element

Illustration for article titled iThe Tick/i Live-Action Show Is Returning, But it Will Lack One Important Element

Ben Edlund’s blue-suited hero the Tick, previously seen on TV in both animated and live-action form, is returning to the latter format thanks to Amazon, which just ordered a pilot for a new version. But original star Patrick Warburton, who’s got another full-time TV gig at the moment, won’t be a part of it.

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Creator Edlund will write and executive produce the new show, along with returning cohort Barry Josephson. As for the cast, so far we know Vinyl’s Griffin Newman will play the Tick’s sidekick Arthur Everest, with Valorie Curry (House of Lies, Veronica Mars) as Arthur’s sister, Dot.

Here’s what Deadline, which broke the story of the Amazon pilot, reported about the plot:

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.

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So, the burning question: Who’ll step into Warburton’s shoes and play the Tick? Casting is apparently underway. Spoon!


Contact the author at cheryl.eddy@io9.com.

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DISCUSSION

That sucks!

But on the other hand; I can understand... He’s 51 years old and has better things to do than don a heavy blue foam rubber suit for hours on end. The Tick needs to be someone 15-20 years his junior.

Take solace in the fact that he IS and will always BE Brock FUCKING Samson.