The Tick Reboot

The Tick Reboot: Peter Serafinowicz to Star in Amazon Pilot

A Shaun of the Dead star is helping Amazon bring The Tick back to life.

Peter Serafinowicz — a British actor whose Stateside TV resumé includes roles on Archer, Running Wilde and Parks and Recreation — will play the titular crimefighter in the previously announced Amazon pilot, our sister Deadline reports.

Amazon’s Tick reboot is being written and executive-produced by Ben Edlund, creator of both the 1994 animated series and the 2001 Patrick Warburton-led Fox comedy. In this latest incarnation, the Tick suffers from a bout of amnesia before reuniting with sidekick Arthur (Vinyl‘s Griffin Newman).

Valorie Curry (The Following) has also joined the pilot as Arthur’s sister Dot.

Do you think Serafinowicz has what it takes to fill the Tick’s iconic blue suit? Drop a comment with your thoughts on this casting below.