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Peter Serafinowicz to star as The Tick in Amazon's live-action revival

03.23.2016

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Back in 2014, we brought you word that Amazon was planning on doing a live-action The Tick revival series, and although at the time it was being reported that Patrick Warburton was expected to reprise his titular role from the short-lived FOX show, Deadline has learned that British actor Peter Serafinowicz will play the big blue superhero in the pilot for the planned series.

Serafinowicz is best known in the U.S. for his roles in SHAUN OF THE DEAD, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and SPY and his voice work (he provided the voices of Darth Maul in STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE and Darth Chef in "The Return of Chef" episode of South Park), however he's also appeared in multiple British TV series, including Spaced, Black Books and Look Around You.

Here's the logline for the new show:

In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (DRAFT DAY's Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (The Following's Valorie Curry).

Cinematographer and TRANSCENDENCE director Wally Pfister will helm the pilot from a script by The Tick creator Ben Edlund, who will also serve as an executive producer with Warburton and original exec producer Barry Josephson. Are you excited for the new live-action take on The Tick?

Source: Deadline

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5:45AM on 03/24/2016

hhhmmm...

now who's going to play chairface chippendale?
now who's going to play chairface chippendale?
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7:51PM on 03/23/2016
A British actor playing an American superhero? How preposterous. Next you'll tell me that Hollywood shoot New York scenes in Toronto.
A British actor playing an American superhero? How preposterous. Next you'll tell me that Hollywood shoot New York scenes in Toronto.
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8:54PM on 03/23/2016
Harlem was downtown Toronto in The Incredible Hulk. Gotta loves it
Harlem was downtown Toronto in The Incredible Hulk. Gotta loves it
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1:29PM on 03/23/2016
Peter Serafinowicz was the 2nd best thing in SPY (after Statham). He was hilarious!
Peter Serafinowicz was the 2nd best thing in SPY (after Statham). He was hilarious!
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10:31AM on 03/23/2016
He looks like a great Arthur...
He looks like a great Arthur...
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10:25AM on 03/23/2016
Warbuton or no deal
Warbuton or no deal
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9:53AM on 03/23/2016

Nope.

Considering that Pfister is a terrible director, no I am not excited for this. He should stick to camera work.
Considering that Pfister is a terrible director, no I am not excited for this. He should stick to camera work.
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9:41AM on 03/23/2016
He's starting to look a bit like Sir Anthony Hopkins, isn't he?
He's starting to look a bit like Sir Anthony Hopkins, isn't he?
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9:56AM on 03/23/2016
Weird that you would say that, and yet... yes, yes he is...
Weird that you would say that, and yet... yes, yes he is...
10:09AM on 03/23/2016
That's the first thing in my mind when I see his photo.
That's the first thing in my mind when I see his photo.
9:11AM on 03/23/2016
I wouldn't have thought of Serafinowicz for the role, but he's a very funny guy so it could work.
I wouldn't have thought of Serafinowicz for the role, but he's a very funny guy so it could work.
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8:11AM on 03/23/2016
I know he's producing, but losing Warbuton as the lead is a big, big shame. However as far as replacements go, they couldn't have done better than Serafinowicz.
I know he's producing, but losing Warbuton as the lead is a big, big shame. However as far as replacements go, they couldn't have done better than Serafinowicz.
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