Peter Serafinowicz is the Tick!

Peter_Serafinowicz_-_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_premiere_-_July_2014_(cropped)Deadline has reported that Peter Serafinowicz will be donning the blue tights and play the nigh-invulnerable superhero The Tick in the Amazon pilot.

Serafinowicz is not new to role in comic roles, as he was Denarian Saal in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and also voiced Darth Maul in 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. He is mainly known for comedic roles in British comedies.

The Tick was the center of two previous television series, a 2001 live-action Fox comedy as well as a 1994 animated series. Both are cult hits.

According to Deadline:

In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry).

Patrick Warburton originally donned the tights in the last live action series.