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The Rumors are True, Amazon is Looking To Reboot THE TICK… With Ben Edlund!

Just as the holiday weekend was beginning, we got hit with two major announcements regarding possible television reboots for some fan favorite properties. The first was word that Fox was planning to put together a new version of The Greatest American Hero with The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and the other, perhaps more noteworthy news, was a rumor that Amazon was looking into creating a new version of the famed The Tick property with original star Patrick Warburton and creator Ben Edlund. Well, as of today, that rumor is no longer a rumor as Ben Edlund himself took to twitter to clear the whole thing up:

 

You read that right! At least for the moment, the news is true and the powers that be have decided it’s time for the character meant to be nothing more than a superhero spoof to make a glorious return to the small screen. As our previous report explained, there are currently no details on when the series will be put into production, or what its plot will entail, but the fact that Edlund decided to make things official is a good sign.

When the original series premiered 15 years ago, the world was a very different place and not many people understood exactly what tropes were being spoofed. But now, in a post-Marvel world, superheroes are so mainstream that this could be exactly what we need to have some non-Marvel/DC-related fun with the genre again. Also, who doesn’t want to see Chairface Chippendale finally brought to life?

Are you guys ready for a new Tick? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. Huge fan of The Tick, American Maid, and Die Flätermaus!  I’d LOVE to see them again!

  2. Loved the original comic, loved the cartoon series, and loved the live action series. I’m hoping we’ll get to see a live action version of the Sewer Urchin this time!

  3. D. Tupper says:

    Great news. I was a fan of the cartoon and the series both.   If the same actor is playing “Tick” i am all in.

  4. David Adams says:

    Amazing. I loved the original cartoon, the love action and the comics. I would LOVE to see this happen. Barry Sonnenfeld did a great job. @doug Motel – you all were perfect!

  5. DaveFrehley says:

    Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!

  6. Christie says:

    You have to get the right actors.  Warburton was PERFECT for The Tick, but the others… eh, not so much.

  7. Doug says:

    This was a great show to work on. Thanks Nerdist for using that photo of me and Patrick. I hope they bring it back!

  8. Drarry says:

    Batmanuel is a terrible thing to waste.

  9. stitches says:

    the world was never ready but i’d be so happy if they’d give it another go. it seems about as close to the best time ever.

  10. cadfile says:

    I liked the animated version better but will give a live action reboot a try

  11. Rob says:

    I was ready for live-action Tick when they canceled him.