Amazon The Tick Reboot

The Tick Reboot Pilot Ordered at Amazon — With All-New Cast!

That noise you hear is another TV reboot getting a green light.

Amazon has officially ordered a pilot for an update of The Tick, the cult live-action comedy from writer/producer Ben Edlund, our sister site Deadline reports.

Original star Patrick Warburton — who headlines NBC’s upcoming comedy Crowded — will not return for the project, which will resurrect his muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero.

The live-action Tick ran for nine episodes on Fox in 2001 and starred Nestor Carbonell (Lost) as Batmanuel, Liz Vassey (All My Children) as Captain Liberty and David Burke (Brothers & Sisters) as Arthur.

Griffin Newman (Vinyl) will play sidekick Arthur in the Amazon version, while Valorie Curry (House of Lies, The Following) will portray Arthur’s sister, Dot.

Edlund — author of the comic book series that birthed The Tick, and who created the Fox comedy, as well as the 1994 animated series — will pen and produce the comeback.

Reports of a possible reboot first surfaced last August, with the expectation that Warburton would reprise his role.