The reboot of “The Tick” will debut Aug. 19 as part of Amazon’s 2016 comedy pilot season.
The announcement this morning was accompanied from the first images of the series, based on the comic characters created by Ben Edlund.
As in previous years, Amazon customers will be able to stream and review the pilots. That feedback will be used to help select the next Amazon Original Series that will be available to Prime members.
Here’s the official description, courtesy of Amazon:
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant 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 Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
“The Tick” will be joined in the 2016 comedy pilot season by “I Love Dick” (starring Kevin Bacon), and “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” (starring Jean-Claude Van Damme),
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