Over the weekend, we reported that the cult classic series The Tick, which only ran for nine episodes before it was cancelled in early 2002, may be coming back as a pilot for Amazon Studios. Ben Edlund, who created the series, revealed on Twitter that the reports are true, and a reboot is being "pursued with vigor."
Yes for now suffice it to say the dream of a new live-action Tick is being pursued with vigor #bringbackTheTick— ben_edlund (@ben_edlund) August 31, 2014
Series star Patrick Warburton worked out a deal with Sony Pictures Television, who has controlled the rights to The Tick ever since its cancellation, to move forward with an Amazon Studios pilot. While it remains to be seen whether or not the show will be picked up, longtime fans of The Tick will at least get one new episode to watch.
Amazon Studios always makes their pilot episodes available for anyone to watch and rate for free, during a certain window of time. Amazon uses those ratings to determine which shows they should give series orders to, and which they shouldn't pick up.
Ben Edlund is returning to produce, with Patrick Warburton set to play the title character, who scours his beloved city searching for crime to fight and evil deeds to thwart. It isn't clear yet if other co-stars such as David Burke (Arthur), Liz Vassey (Captain Liberty), Nestor Carbonell (Batmanuel), William Newman (The Cape) or Maury Ginsberg (Officer Ginsburg) will be reprising their roles for the series or not.
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