The Tick Premiere Date Set for August on Amazon

The Tick Premiere Date Set for August on Amazon

The Tick Premiere Date Set for August on Amazon

Amazon has revealed their upcoming revival of The Tick will premiere August 25 on the streaming service. You can check out the brief new preview for the series in the player below.

Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the GalaxyShaun of the Dead) will star as the title hero alongside Griffin Newman and Valorie Curry. Patrick Warburton, who headlined the previous live-action take on The Tick, will executive produce along with Ben Edlund, Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld. Edlund, who created The Tick, is also writing the new series.

In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, the new The Tick series follows an underdog accountant with zero powers who comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The Tick series also Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion).

The Tick was originally created by Edlund in 1986 as a mascot for New England Comics. Edlund then brought the nigh-invulnerable justice seeker to life in The Tick’s own book two years later. In 1994, the first The Tick series came to television as an animated half-hour show which ran for two seasons and 36 episodes. All but two of those episodes have been released on DVD. However, citing “creative considerations,” “The Tick vs. The Mole Men” and “Alone Together” were omitted from their respective DVD sets.

In 2001, FOX debuted the live-action The Tick series with a pilot episode directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Despite being cancelled after only nine episodes, The Tick has remained a cult hit.

The new The Tick will feature a pilot episode helmed by Transcendence‘s Wally Pfister.