Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television have found their TICK!! Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) Has been signed to play the Big Blue Hero of Justice. If you’re not familiar with The Tick he was created by cartoonist Ben Edlund in 1986 as a newsletter mascot for the New England Comics chain of Boston area comic stores. In 1994 The Tick gained mainstream notoriety with the animated TV series on Fox. The Tick once again showed up on FOX Television in 2001 as a live-action TV series starring Patrick Warburton.
From what we understand the new Tick Live action series will run on Amazon Instant Video. The official synopsis is:
“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.”
Now grant it that Peter is no Patrick Warburton, But I think he will fill in the blue suit nicely. Can you think of someone else (Besides Patrick) that would have been best suited for the role? We would love to know your thoughts in the comment section below.