Evildoers Beware: It’s Amazon’s New ‘The Tick’ Trailer

The first trailer for Amazon’s The Tick series is here, and like too many things you get from Amazon, it looks a lot cheaper than it did in the picture. In the title role, Peter Serafinowicz is still the most pitch-perfect follow-up one could ask for after Patrick Warburton’s memorable portrayal. But it’s unfortunately difficult to overlook just how dated and unprofessional the whole production feels otherwise. Like your child’s drawing of your family, it’s only a love of who made this, and of those portrayed within, keeping this from being disregarded as an amateurish mess. The good news, though, is that with Tick creator Ben Edlund steering the ship, the writing should hopefully make up for the fan film-level production values. A celebratory “spoon!” may yet be warranted. We’ll find out when The Tick premieres on Amazon August 25.

  • Kadu_4U

    I like it…

  • HalSolo

    The giant robot head embedded in the side of a building just sitting there in the BG of a random street shot gives me a lot of cautious optimism.
    So can we assume that Deathstroke/Deadshot looking guy is our new take on BIG SHOT?
    More importantly, will Patrick W show up as BARRY “THE TICK” as he definitely should?

    • Yeah, that shot DID stand out as a nice touch. And yes to Warburton too, obviously.

      • HalSolo

        Would it also be asking too much for a “Fa-ad” cameo somehow? Or at least an Alan Alda impression? I’ve given Amazon so much of my money…

  • adam3w

    Say what you will about the last live-action iteration, but in my heart, Nestor Carbonell will always be Batmanuel.
    (I’m watching Lost, and I’m like, “Hey! Batmanuel!” The Dark Knight meets the mayor of Gotham and all I can think is “Batman is talking to Batmanuel! This is amazing!”)