The Tick makes his big blue return to television this week, with the first six episodes of the new live-action series based on Ben Edlund’s comic book creation debuting this Friday on Amazon Prime Video.
In advance of the premiere, CBR has the first look at a clip from the third episode of the season — with The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) at a neighborhood cookout, speaking to a friend and superhero enthusiast named Walter (François Chau). The conversation turns surprisingly deep when Walter asks The Tick if his blue exterior is a costume — or just, him.
That prompts something of an existential crisis, with Tick asking an annoyed Arthur (Griffin Newman), “Am I never naked, or am I never not naked?”
Amazon’s live-action The Tick first debuted with a pilot episode in August 2016. It’s the second live-action version of the satirical superhero, following the 2001 Fox series starring Patrick Warburton (and of course, the animated series that ran from 1994 to 1996 on Fox Kids). Edlund is an executive producer on the series, along with Barry Josephson and David Fury.
“He’s like a toddler who is inside the body of the Incredible Hulk,” Serafinowicz said of The Tick. “But he doesn’t have the anger. He’s totally positive, and up for anything. Some things do upset him, but not for long. He’s got a very short attention span… He’ll be reckless once in a while, but he’s good fun. He enjoys having a laugh, and he enjoys fun. And he’s up for it! He’s up for going along for anything.”
The first six episodes of The Tick debut on Amazon Prime Video on Aug. 25. The second half of season one, also consisting of six episodes, will premiere on the streaming service in early 2018.
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