Ben Edlund’s blue-suited hero the Tick, previously seen on TV in both animated and live-action form, is returning to the latter format thanks to Amazon, which just ordered a pilot for a new version. But original star Patrick Warburton, who has another full-time TV gig at the moment, won’t be a part of it.
Creator Edlund will write and executive produce the new show, along with returning cohort Barry Josephson. As for the cast, so far we know Vinyl‘s Griffin Newman will play the Tick’s sidekick Arthur Everest, with Valorie Curry (House of Lies, Veronica Mars) as Arthur’s sister, Dot.
Here’s what Deadline, which broke the story of the Amazon pilot, reported about the plot:
In the new incarnation, the blue suit-wearing Tick is recovering from a memory loss. He ends up re-teaming with Arthur to fight evil. Newman’s Arthur, played in the Fox series by David Burke, had been labelled as a schizophrenic because of his statements that evil plans to rule the city, and no one believes him until he runs into Tick. Curry’s Dot Everest is a nurse who loves her brother Arthur to death and worries about him.
So, the burning question: Who’ll step into Warburton’s shoes and play the Tick? Casting is apparently underway. Spoon!