Rumor: Is Amazon Bringing Back THE TICK with Patrick Warburton?

     August 29, 2014


We’ve already told you about The Greatest American Hero reboot this evening.  Now how about one for The Tick to go along with it?  It’s being reported that Amazon is moving forward with a new The Tick series with Patrick Warburton returning to play the title character.

It all began with Ben Edlund’s comic back in the 80s, then The Tick got his own animated TV show after which Warburton portrayed the character in a live-action sitcom that wound up getting canceled after just nine episodes.  Hit the jump for more on what Amazon has planned for the show.

the-tick-posterAccording to People, Warburton has already signed on the dotted line and Edlund is also locked to write and produce the show, but there’s not much more to it than that.  There’s no mention of who’s involved besides Edlund and Burton or how far along Amazon is with the project.

Apparently I’m watching all the wrong shows because like The Greatest American Hero, I’ve never seen a single episode of The Tick, so can’t really say if this is good, bad or pure nonsense.  The entire first episode from Warburton’s 2001 show is available online for free, so perhaps I’ll have to give it a shot.

Here’s a description of Warburton’s The Tick via Amazon:

In the title role, Warburton (with highly expressive antennae) hits all the right notes of dimwitted innocence and brute-force gallantry, aided immeasurably by his moth-costumed sidekick Arthur (David Burke), wannabe lothario Batmanuel (Nestor Carbonell), and buxom beauty Captain Liberty (Liz Vassey). Attentive to the more mundane aspects of superheroism, The Tick offers outrageous villains (like the nefarious “Destroyo”) and eccentric allies (like Ron Perlman’s hilarious “Fiery Blaze”) while showing that even crimefighters have everyday problems and desires. Brilliantly conceived and executed, The Tick can now be enjoyed by an audience it never had a proper chance to cultivate.

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  • Andrew J

    I wish they would bring back the cartoon, the show was okay but it felt like a place holder for the cartoon

    • Lex Walker

      Agreed, the cartoon is hysterical. The IMDb quote page for that show is sidesplittingly funny.

      • Andrew J

        Yeah the live action show was pretty good too but in comparison to the cartoon, it can’t live up.

    • Andy

      check ou the Ventrue Brothers if you want something similar.

      • Andrew J

        Oh yeah I love the venture brothers! Great show too

      • agent777

        There should be a live-action Venture Bros.

      • Rev

        Totally different, but gloriously epic, I loved Mtv’s “The Maxx”. Amazing animated series. Moody and creepy as hell.

  • WAM

    GREAT NEWS! I loved that show. I hope this is true,…only then I will sign up for AMAZON’s video service.

  • Vulcan

    Yes please.

  • Tyler

    As long as The Tick on the show has an 8-Ball jacket as his new coat, I’m all for it!

  • LEM

    The live action wasn’t very good but the animated show was.

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  • Jack Dennis

    Just watched the pilot and it seemed like one of those “way ahead of its time” things.

  • anders

    “Where were you? I was worried to death!”
    “Worried to death? You poor zombie, that’s no way to die…” -The Tick

  • Hunter

    The animated show was great.