Of all the upcoming TV series on the horizon, The Tick has definitely got us the most intrigued. Adapted from Bed Edlund’s comic-book of the same name, it follows the adventures of the titular superhero in oh-so surreal fashion. With the pilot soon to air on Amazon, it still has a bit to do before it actually becomes a series (Amazon users get to vote on which pilots make it to full season orders), but needless to say, we’re holding out hope for this one.
The two pictures below gives us a hint at what to expect: Peter Serafinowicz’s blue-clad hero saving the day, and more metatextual superheroics, as evidence by the shot of Whoopi Goldberg’s chat show host getting familiar with Brendan Hines’ Superian. Other cast members include Jackie Earle Haley, Yara Martinez, Valorie Curry and Griffin Newman, rounding off an impressive ensemble that will ensure that if nothing else, this will definitely be intriguing.
Below is the official synopsis for The Tick:
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.
The Tick will air on Amazon from 19 August. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.