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March 11, 2016

Amazon Orders Live-Action Reboot of ‘The Tick’

“Spoon!” According to reports, Amazon has ordered a live-action reboot of The Tick!

The first time we saw The Tick brought to a live-action series was back in 2001. Originally airing on Fox, it sadly only lasted 9 episodes. The show featured Patrick Warburton as the comedic blue superhero The Tick and David Burke as his sidekick, Arthur. The cancellation of the show was probably due to low ratings but it was not a bad show at all. If anything, it was just a show that was just a couple of years ahead of its time.

Ben Edlund who first created the comic book character as newsletter mascot for New England Comics chain of Boston area comics stores in 1986, moved the character from the panels of the comic books to the television sets with an animated series in 1994. The animated series became popular with children and ran for three seasons.


Edlund and Warburton will be back for this reboot but Warburton will not be playing the lead role this time around. Instead, Warburton will be co-producing the show with Edlund serving as writer and executive producer.


Griffin Newman

Amazon and Sony Pictures, who have partnered up for the project, have already cast two actors for the series. Griffin Newman (Draft Day) has been cast as Arthur, and actress Valorie Curry (The Following) will be playing his sister, Dot. Casting for the lead role is currently underway.

The reboot will follow Tick as he is recovering from a memory loss. He ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil. Arthur Everest (Newman) 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 The Tick. Dot Everest (Curry) is a nurse who loves her brother Arthur to death and worries about him.

Wally Pfister, director of photography in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, is said to be in negotiations to direct the live-action series.



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Chris Salce
Chris Salce
I'm a pop culture fanatic based out of Southern California. My collection of comics and pop culture memorabilia would even impress The Collector. When I'm not busy writing about pop culture news, doing film reviews or interviewing celebs, my brother and I work on a comic book called Blood-RED (And yes, that was a cheap plug). I have a certificate of completion for a children’s storybook writing program.


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