Ben Edlund's cult classic character the Tick is reportedly set to return to live-action television, this time at the hands of Amazon. According to Deadline, Amazon has ordered a pilot for The Tick. Edlund, who created the character and also spearheaded the 1994 animated series and the 2001 Fox live action show starring Patrick Warburton, will serve as writer and executive producer.
Along with this news, some reports of casting have begun to trickle in, with Griffin Newman in talks to play Arthur, the Tick's sidekick, and Valorie Curry in negotiations for the role of Arthur's sister, Dot Everest.
Casting for the Tick himself is also said to be underway, with Deadline reporting that Warburton, who played the Tick for 9 episodes on Fox, would not return to the role.
Deadline also reports that, in Amazon's pilot, the Tick will be recovering from memory loss, and teams up with Arthur, who has been diagnosed as schizophrenic because he believes there is an evil plot to take over their home city.
No projected release date for the pilot has been announced.