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Amazon Eyes Revival of ‘The Tick’

Original Version Aired on Fox in the 2001-02 TV Season

Amazon has ordered a pilot from Sony Pictures TV for an update on cult favorite comedy/fantasy “The Tick,” which aired on Fox for nine episodes in the 2001-02 TV season and is based on Ben Edlund’s comic book character. It starred Patrick Warburton, who is headlining upcoming NBC comedy “Crowded” and will not be returning. Played for laughed, the original version of “The Tick,” which also starred Nestor Carbonell (“Bates Motel”), David Burke (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Liz Vassey (“All My Children”), told the tale of a simple-minded klutzy superhero in blue muscle-laden suit (Warburton) whose commentary consisted of bizarre absurdities.

Ben Edlund, who created the 2001 live-action Fox comedy as well as the 1994 animated series, will return as writer and executive producer. Griffin Newman (“Vinyl”) and Valorie Curry (“House of Lies,” “The Following”) have been cast so far.