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Amazon’s The Tick will swing into action this August

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Amazon is planning to unveil its big, blue, catchphrase-spouting superhero come summer. The streaming service announced today—with a promo, no less—that The Tick, starring Peter Serafinowicz as the eponymous character, will debut August 25.

In assessing the pilot when Amazon unveiled it last year, The A.V. Club wrote, “this new Tick is an example of what happens when the superhero origin story goes wrong or, more accurately, goes realistic.” The series, shepherded by Tick creator Ben Edlund, hones in on The Tick’s sidekick Arthur, played here by Griffin Newman.

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