British actor-comedian Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) is set as the lead in Amazon’s pilot for a new take on Ben Edlund’s comic character “The Tick”.
Starting live as a 1994 animated series and previously adapted into a 2001 live-action comedy series on FOX starring Patrick Warburton in the role, the reboot brings back the muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero.
In this version he’s recovering from amnesia and re-teams with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry).
Wally Pfister (“Transcendence”) will direct the pilot while Barry Josephson will serve as executive producer.