The Tick is coming back! Well, maybe…it’s only a pilot order, but we can all hope for the big man in blue to make a full series return! Deadline reports that Amazon has given the go ahead, with creator Ben Edlund writing and executive producing alongside original exec Barry Josephson.
But if you were hoping for the return of Patrick Warburton, I’m afraid he won’t be returning, at least not as the star. He’s currently committed to the NBC comedy Crowded, but apparently he may executive produce as well. They are currently casting for a new lead, but two parts have been cast: his sidekick Arthur will be played by Griffin Newman (Vinyl), while Valorie Curry (The Following) will play his sister, Dot.
The new show will follow some time after the original 9-episode Fox series, with the Tick having suffered from memory loss, but re-teams with Arthur, who has been branded a schizophrenic, to fight the evil Arthur has been insisting is trying to take over the city.