Please Let The 'Darker And More Grounded' Tick Show Be A Joke

Please Let the 'Darker and More Grounded' Tick Show Be a Joke

Hello friends, did you like The Tick? With its surreal parodies of superheroes? Well then do we have a quote from creator Ben Edlund for you! Amazon has greenlit a new live-action version of The Tick, a reboot if you will. In what we can only hope is a parody of grim and gritty reboots, Edlund said this to Entertainment Weekly:

We've got this show about superheroes [where] we get to have fun with the idea of superheroes by starting with kind of a comedic parody of [an] event-oriented-like universe. It will be darker and more grounded. And it's going to have a real story, a real hero's myth. We're the ones that get to have fun with it and that's kind of the situation where right now that's an open field in this area of entertainment.

Which, in context, can be read as the show being a parody of the "darker and more grounded" superheroes, where the original was a parody of the wilder parts of comic lore.

That said, "more grounded" is not the route we want to see The Tick go down. We would prefer it if this show was, like, DalĂ­-levels of surreal. Played as seriously as The Dark Knight. That would be fabulous.

[Entertainment Weekly]

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    I have absolute faith in this being awesome. It's also possible for it to be so grounded beyond grounded that even it's groundedness is hilarious. Imagine Chairface Chippendale being played completely and utterly serious despite how utterly ridiculous he clearly is (both in appearance and dialogue)

    Plus, if it's Peter Serafinowicz as the tick (which it apparently is), that concept sound perfect for him. See:

    "Destiny is a funny thing. Once I thought I was destined to become Emperor of Greenland, sole monarch over its 52,000 inhabitants. Then I thought I was destined to build a Polynesian longship in my garage. I was wrong then, but I've got it now. I'm the destined protector of this place. I'm this city's superhero"

    There is no place for 'Dark' in the Tick narrative, and even less for 'Grounded'.

    Unless there are ninjas. In the dark. And on the ground.

    I remember when people were worried that M Night Shyamalan was going to take the humour out of the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie, and that turned out ok.................

    If the main characters (Tick, Das Fledermaus) remain unchanged but the environment and bit parts are dark and gritty that could be wonderful.

    *dark and gritty villain moment, hostages or something, maybe some torture*

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