One month out from its anticipated premiere, Amazon Studios has today peeled back the curtain on The Tick, its long-rumored comedy reboot that thrusts Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) into the title role.
Playing the part of an underdog accountant with no powers to call his own, one Average Joe takes a stand against crime in the city, crossing paths with a peculiar blue superhero (Serafinowicz) in the process. Ben Edlund of Supernatural fame penned the series and will executive produce in tandem with Sony Pictures Television. An official synopsis for The Tick was released alongside today’s batch of stills, and you can have a gander at it below.
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers 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 stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
Keeping up tradition, Amazon customers will have access to the pilot episode of The Tick, with the company encouraging users to provide feedback that will in turn help the online giant pinpoint its next Amazon Original Series.
Peter Serafinowicz will make his bow as The Tick when Amazon’s reboot premieres on August 19.