Deadline reports Amazon’s new live-action adaptation of The Tick has added Scott Speiser (NCIS) into the mix as a series regular, however, details on his role are still under wraps.
The show is based on the comic book character from the 80’s who was a parody of comic-book superheroes. The Tick later launched an animated series on Fox in the 90’s, which led to the first live-action adaptation of the character in 2001 starring Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld). The series was canceled after 9 episodes but managed to become a cult hit.
Wally Pfister (Transcendence) has directed the pilot produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
The Tick stars Peter Serafinowicz as the titular hero, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry, Yara Martinez and Brendan Hines. Here’s the official synopsis:
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and 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.
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The pilot is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. The full season will launch sometime in 2017. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The Tick as we learn it.
DCTV’s Arrowverse Episode Roundup: Getting Back What Was Lost
Welcome back to the DCTV Arrowverse episode roundup! This week in The CW’s superhero universe, our heroes dealt with alien royalty, a magician, and the disbanding of two teams (one in a new reality).
You can check out all of my previous DCTV Arrowverse episode roundups here!
On Supergirl, Kara dealt with the king and queen of Daxam, The Flash tangled with a magician from the future claiming to know Savitar’s identity, Arrow took on the aftermath of Prometheus breaking Oliver, and Legends of Tomorrow found themselves stuck in an alternate reality.
The connecting theme this week is trying to get back what you’ve lost.
Each episode roundup recaps the show’s main plot points, with a section for commentary.
Let’s get started! Click through the gallery to read through each episode!
Up next: Supergirl