Deadline exclusively reported last night that Peter Serafinowicz has been cast in the lead role of The Tick for the Amazon pilot revival.
This revival will be a new incarnation of The Tick with an all-new cast based on Ben Edlund’s comic book character, who is writing and executive producing the pilot (and also created the 1994 animated series and the 2001 live-action version, which starred Patrick Warburton as The Tick).
In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming 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).
Personally I like the choice, might not be as muscle-bound as a few have hoped (which I’ve noticed in the comments as being a negative reason for why Serafinowicz should not be cast in the role) but it’s definitely peaked my interest even more so for what tone they could be aiming for here.