Having already made an impression on the animated comedy entertainment industry through use of superheroes, Amazon are reportedly planning to use the same means to leave their mark on live-action, according to People.
This new plan also incorporates an existing cult fanbase, as they look set to recruit Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement, Ted) to reprise his lead role as The Tick. That series, lasting for just 9 episodes in 2001 on Fox, was an adaptation of Ben Edlund’s parody comic book and spinoff cartoon from the 80′s and 90′s, respectively, an indie project formed from Edlund’s creation of a mascot for his comic book store.
Edlund is noted in the article as being recruited by Amazon and production company Sony Pictures to be a writer and executive producer on the project, along with Warburton as the titular character.
Whether the latest potential addition to Amazon Instant Video‘s original content roster will be as good as or better than awesome will be a judgement made when it airs, but is The Tick (“IGN’s #57 Comic Book Hero of All-Time”) a big enough name to lure people into the subscription streaming platform in its own right?
Not many shows go through the pilot phase twice over a decade apart, but the makers of this show will feel confident they can take inspiration from their last effort, featuring Joe Swanson and Doc Brown: