SPOOOOON: Are Patrick Warburton and The Tick Headed to Amazon?
The reboot for Patrick Warburton. The reboot chosen especially to star Patrick Warburton. Patrick Warburton's reboot. That reboot?
People tend to see the word “reboot” and start crossing themselves to ward off the devil, but surely this is one entry into the genre we can all get behind: It’s being reported that Amazon is set to revive cult classic superhero parody The Tick, with Patrick Warburton on-board as the spoon-shouting savior of The City.
First, because I don’t want to get your hopes up too much, let me just say that Amazon has yet to announce anything official. We’re working off anonymous sources here. But People and The Wrap both heard that The Tick is coming back, so it’s a reasonable bet. If the rumors are true, Warburton will reprise his starring role from the short-lived live-action version of The Tick, which lasted for only nine episodes in 2001 and 2002. This is different from the animated show, which lasted for three seasons in the ’90s.
Via The Wrap:
Warburton worked out a deal with Sony Television, who have held the rights since the show’s 2001 cancellation, to bring back the beloved character as an Amazon pilot. Amazon’s latest batch of pilots are currently available for free viewing on the streaming network. The company has established a tradition of producing its pilots and then offering them for free so viewers can watch and vote on them. Based in part on this feedback, the company then decides which shows to move forward with.
According to People, original creator (of both shows) Ben Edlund, who went on to write some truly weird Supernatural moments, will write and produce the reboot. There’s no word yet on whether Warburton’s co-stars David Burke (Arthur), Liz Vassey (Captain Liberty), or Nestor Carbonell (Batmanuel) will return.