Amazon and Fox To Revive “The Tick”?

A surprise report has popped up indicating both Fox and Amazon have made a deal for the latter to do a new live-action series based on Ben Edlund’s “The Tick”.

The original Fox series aired in 2001 and revolved around a giant, good-natured if somewhat dimwitted and bumbling superhero played by Patrick Warburton. Along the way he was helped by his moth-costumed sidekick Arthur (David Burke), wannabe lothario Batmanuel (Nestor Carbonell), and buxom beauty Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey).

Though it ran for just nine episodes, it’s looked back on fondly as being ahead of its time and is a cult hit thanks to its affectionate skewering of superhero stories.

Now, People magazine has reported on the news saying that Warburton “recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony to reprise his role, with Edlund producing and writing.”

None of the stars or company’s mentioned in the report have confirmed the news so take this all with a big grain of salt.