Back when Amazon.com announced it wanted to get into the streaming channel business, one of the original shows it proposed was The Tick. Not the cartoon, but a live-action Tick. And not THAT live-action Tick, but a different one.
Today we got our first big hint at what the third attempt to bring The Tick to the TV screen will look like. It’s um, not pretty….
This looks like someone took one of the Xenomorph suits from the Alien set, changed the head and spray-painted it blue (and then added a giant crotch bulge for his own amusement). One can only hope the show’s writing can save the ugly scenery (creator Ben Edlund is back again).
Amazon has supplied the press with the official synopsis. You know the story of The Tick by now, but this covers who is playing what:
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.
Who else will be on Amazon’s The Tick? Whoopi Goldberg, apparently. Amazon released two new screenshots today, here is the second: