The Tick returns! When Amazon showed off the pilot episode for their new take on The Tick last year, fans who had been waiting over 10 years for a new take on the story excitedly pushed the pilot to the top of Amazon’s list, earning it a full season run. But one thing stood out: the title character’s costume was a little underwhelming, and looked, for lack of a better word… cheap.
Amazon has officially started shooting their new show now though, and they’ve given us a first look at the title character’s costume. And it’s definitely an upgrade from what we saw before. In the first released still from set, we get a look at star Peter Serafinowicz, who looks a little more polished, and much more sleek and modern.
Amazon’s version of The Tick is set to debut this year. And since production is just now getting under way, it will likely be more towards the end of 2017. Even though the pilot episode got mixed reviews from critics, the show could easily be one of Amazon’s bigger hits if it’s done well. And if The Tick’s costume is any indication, it looks like it’s going to be.
If you’re not familiar with the character, here’s a run down of the show: “In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant (Griffin Newman) 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 character of The Tick has been around for some time now, first coming on to the scene in 1986 as a comic book store newsletter mascot, and eventually landing his own comic book in 1988. The series exploded in popularity thanks to an animated series in 1994, which ran for nearly 40 episodes. After a live action attempt at a show in 1991 only lasted eight episodes, the series gained a cult following on DVD, and fans have been clamoring for new content ever since.
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