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SPOON! See The Tick back in action with these first clips

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For the tens of people who remember him, Patrick Warburton was the only actor who could ever portray the Tick. Literally, for a time at least, as the short-lived live-action series starred the signature voice of the actor in a bright blue muscle suit with antennas and then quitely faded away into obscurity along with characters such as Bat-Manuel and Arthur.

But a revival is coming, with British actor Peter Serafinowicz as the loopy lunatic. That’s the kind of hero that the Tick is when you think about him. A completely unhinged madman with super-strength and nigh invulnerability, whose obsession with justice is thankfully pointed at ne’er-do-wells and other supervillains.

Can Serafinowicz capture that majestic madness in the upcoming series? I kind of think he can, after looking at these two quick clips from Entertainment Weekly:

Sorry, that outdated Flash garbage is required.

The costume may still be kind of pants, but I’m genuinely digging the energy that Serafinowicz is bringing to the Tick. There’s definitely a more madcap feeling present here, something that Tick creator Ben Edlund spoke about to EW:


It’s a tremendous balancing act because it had to have stakes, it had to have blood, it had to have certain things that are part of the living language of superheroes in the popular culture today. It has a responsibility if it wants to play in that pool to have life and death, to have a relationship to violence that none of the other iterations did. And so how do you have The Tick slip in a pool of blood and have it be funny? You have to find a very specific tone.

His voice is The Tick’s voice — it’s what I hear in my head now. And to kind of have that take place when combating the very, very large shadow that is cast by Patrick Warburton and his way of characterizing this creature, that is a tremendous relief to feel like there is a new authoritative take on this character in live-action.

Also: SPOON! The latest version of The Tick debuts today on Amazon. I’m cautiosly optimistic to see what Serafinowicz and the rest of the cast bring to the table.

Last Updated: August 19, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    August 19, 2016 at 13:24

    “Sorry, that outdated Flash garbage is required”…if only DSTV Now could figure that out xD


    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      August 19, 2016 at 13:28



    • HvR

      August 19, 2016 at 14:01

      No, they need to first fix the long list of Explora bugs I send them weekly


  2. DragonSpirit009

    August 19, 2016 at 13:34

    Man it looks awesome! “destiny says hi by the way” LOL!


  3. Ottokie

    August 19, 2016 at 13:38

    “The reflexes of an Olympic level jungle cat”

    ey WHA? xD


  4. Dane

    August 19, 2016 at 14:17

    That spoon is too big if you ask me.


  5. Dungeon of JJ

    August 19, 2016 at 14:18

    Yea, I also feel like Patrick was just perfect for the role.
    But I will not judge the new guy until I see him in action


  6. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    August 19, 2016 at 18:51

    That… looks pretty interesting.
    And bonus points for being able to watch it at work.


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