The Tick on Amazon Prime

The Tick, Amazon PrimeThe Tick launches on August 25 on Amazon Prime Video and it looks and sounds different than the previous incarnations of the Tick.

The plot: In a workaday world where superheroes fly among us, mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) suspects The City is controlled by a fabled villain known as The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), despite evidence of The Terror’s death 15 years ago. Arthur has a traumatic connection with The Terror, whose movements he has obsessively tracked since childhood. Arthur’s sister, Dot (Valorie Curry), is a paramedic who dotes on her brother but also provides a sibling’s tough love. The more he talks about super-villain super-conspiracies, the more she warns him to “keep it real.”

Fate soon brings Arthur together with a tall, verbally adroit muscleman with superpowers and a mysterious past: The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz). As they investigate the mystery surrounding The Terror, they draw attention from the electrifying enigma known as Miss Lint (Yara Martinez) and a hyper-violent vigilante named Overkill (Scott Speiser), confronting the complexity of the struggle between good and evil. 

The Tick launches on Amazon Prime Video, August 25.