Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ Gets a Trailer for the First Season (VIDEO)
In August of this year, Amazon Prime members will be standing on rooftops yelling “SPOOOOON!” as the first season of Ben Edlund’s The Tick is set to release. To commemorate this joyous occasion, a full season one trailer has dropped, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect from the long-awaited series.
The Tick, a character made to be a parody of popular American comic book heroes, was created by Ben Edlund back in 1986 as a mascot that was featured in a news letter for a Boston comic shop. Two years later, the popularity of Edlund’s character prompted the comic shop owner’s to finance a full black and white comic featuring the overly joyous hero. A few years later, the character landed on FOX as an animated series that lasted three seasons and gained even more popularity due to the comedy of the characters. In 2001, actor Patrick Warburton donned the blue suit of justice for a live-action rendition of the title hero.
The latest live-action attempt has been in production for quite some time. A single episode was released in 2016, and fans have been itching for more ever since. The series is being written by Ben Edlund himself and directed by Wally Pfister (Transcendence). The first half (six episodes) of the first season will become available on August 25, and the remaining episodes will be released sometime in 2018. You can check out the hilarious trailer below:
The lead role will be played by Peter Serafinowicz, while his infamous sidekick Arthur will be played by Griffin Newman. As seen in the above trailer, The Tick’s child-like nature and bizarre metaphors will be highly present in the new series. His “nigh-invulnerability” and super-human strength will come in handy as he faces off against villains such as Terror (Jackie Earle Haley). Arthur looks to have a more modern suit, but may still be confused as a bunny instead of his moth inspired alter ego.
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