The producers of The Tick (the new version) hosted a panel today at NYCC, and the big story to break from that meeting was Patrick Warburton’s confirmed role in the series. We don’t know what it is or what he’ll be doing, because they didn’t want to give too much away. “He’s going to do something special, can’t say exactly when it will be, but it will happen,” said executive producer Barry Josephson.
Blue Bug Of Justice creator Ben Edlund added, “There will be some comment on The Tick, because he was The Tick.” Warburton played Tick in the cult classic Fox series, which may have the shortest number of episodes for any show to gain such status at a paltry nine. Clearly The Tick had to come back again and give us more, albeit in different surroundings.
Warburton has a role on the new series as it is, but it’s behind the camera: he’s serving as a producer. His next on-camera role will be Lemony Snicket in Netflix’s adaption of A Series Of Unfortunate Events (which you’d think wouldn’t work, but it does).
The panel also revealed what’s coming in the new series. Just like The Tick himself, what’s old is new again. Jackie Earle Haley is returning as The Terror, a role he played in the first series. Edlund also said “They’re going to meet a very very violent vigilante character who won’t have a skull on his chest, but he will be quite hardline in his reasoning.” This couldn’t be anyone but Big Shot.
Amazon’s The Tick will debut its first round of episodes sometime in 2017. The pilot is viewable now.