"Spooooon!" The Tick is back to save the day! More than 13 years after it first debuted on Fox, the short lived superhero spoof The Tick may be returning for all-new episodes on Amazon. People reports that Patrick Warburton will even be back to play the lead character.
Riding high on his fame as David Puddy when Seinfeld came to a close, Patrick Warburton channeled that same persona into the short lived Fox superhero series The Tick. It only ran for 9 episodes, and was often sighted for being a little too much like Seinfeld in tights, with its four costumed crime fighters squabbling about their daily routine in a local diner. While it was quickly canceled, it has been a mainstay on DVD and streaming services for the past decade, and it has amassed a quiet fan base of devotees.
People reports that Ben Edlund is returning to produce and write this new iteration of The Tick, which will continue the adventures seen in the Fox series. Patrick Warburton is said to have already signed his contract.
Nestor Carbonell, who later went onto star in the hit ABC drama Lost, starred as Batmanuel for all 9 episodes. It's not known if he will return, but he currently stars as Sheriff Alex Romero on Bates Motel, which returns for its third season this winter. It's possible that he could do both series at the same time.
Rounding out the original cast of the The Tick are David Burke as sidekick Arthur, who has gone onto play roles in a number of popular TV series, and Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty, who went onto have recurring roles on Two and a Half Men and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Both actors are currently not locked into a TV contract, so their return could be imminent as well.
What do you think? Does the return of The Tick excite you?