Though the world may still be grappling with exactly why it’s so obsessed with nostalgia, the fact is that we cannot help ourselves from looking back on the 1990s with rose-colored glasses. It’s too easy to imagine the endless joy that will erupt from within our souls if our favorite television shows were able to return to the airwaves. In this age of franchise reboots (even Full House has found its way back), nothing is impossible, a fact that fans of The Tick are no doubt pleased to hear.
The character first appeared in comics in the mid-1980s as a spoof of popular superheroes. His fame exploded following the debut of a popular animated series in 1994. The animated show ultimately gave way to a live-action incarnation in 2001 that — much to the dismay of hardcore fans — only ran nine episodes before being cancelled. Regardless, the loyal fanbase has kept the show a cult classic. It seemed like justice was truly served when Amazon announced that it was launching a new version of the show (some photos of which have already been released).
Here’s what we know about the latest version of The Tick so far.
1. It’s totally separate from previous incarnations
While fans of the animated series and its live-action counterpart may have hoped that Amazon’s version would acknowledge those previous shows, the new Tick will be a fresh start for the character. The story will be rebooted in a somewhat darker way than previous interpretations. This makes sense, considering that a superhero spoof should reflect how much the genre has changed.