It seems Amazon is really pushing for their new reboot of ‘The Tick’ right now, as today saw the release of many new still images from the show, bringing us many images of characters that are going to be appearing in the series. Aside from some more shots of Peter Serafinowicz in the full Tick costume (which we can properly see from all angles now), we also received our first images of Jackie Earl Haley as The Terror (the villain of the series, who was long believed dead in the world of the show), Brendan Hines as Superion (seen here speaking to Whoopi Goldberg on what appears to be a talk show), Yara Martinex as Ms. Lint, and some more images of Griffin Newman as the accountant Arthur, though he is not in costume in these shots.
Along with the photos came a statement from Ben Edlund about the show, making it clear that the show was designed around a new look and feel for all the characters. In his words:
“This has been a labor of love for Amazon, Sony, and all of us. The only way for this to have value was if we found a wholly new expression of The Tick and Arthur’s story in live-action, and I think we’re on to something! Visually and thematically this new Tick lives in the textures and rhetoric of today’s superhero saturation tsunami — and for it to be something you want to watch for hours, it needed to find its way to a story with heart and stakes, as well as absurdism. Is it a radically new hybrid of humor and super heroic action with characters you will care desperately about? YES! Yes it is.”
Check out the photos for yourself, and then share your opinion on the new series in the comments 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.
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