The Tick

Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 08:28:17-04

The English comedic actor (SPY, Shaun of the Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy) proudly plays the humble, blue avenger, The Tick! Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, Amazon Prime Video’s The Tick will hook anyone in this brooding-superhero-filled world who’s up for a good laugh along the path to truth and justice.

In a world where superheroes have flown among us for decades, an underdog accountant named Arthur (Griffin Newman) with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead (’The Terror’ - played by Jackie Earle Haley.) As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, Arthur falls in league with a strange blue superhero: The Tick (Serafinowicz). The title character offers fusillade of non-sequiturs and idealistic pronouncements in between superpower feats and spontaneous wiggles of his antennae. He serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, The Tick gives Arthur a super suit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other.

Peter Serafinowicz just wrapped An Ordinary Man alongside Ben Kingsley, and Zach Braff ’s MGM feature Going In Style opposite Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Peter was last seen in SPY opposite Melissa McCarthy. His other credits include Couples Retreat, the role of ‘Pete’ in Shaun of the Dead and ‘Garth Seal’ in Guardians of the Galaxy. Peter also provided the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and has provided voices for South Park.