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Peter Serafinowicz to star as The Tick in Amazon series -

British comedian and actor Peter Serafinowicz has been cast as the lead in Amazon's The Tick pilot, based on Ben Edlund's comic book character.

Serafinowicz is best known as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but also appeared in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Shaun of the Dead. Comedy fans should also check out his amazing spoof educational series Look Around You.

The Tick reboot will see the muscular hero - recovering from memory loss – teaming up with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. Valorie Curry will also feature as Arthur's sister Dot.

Transcendence director Wally Pfister is in charge of the Amazon pilot.

The Tick appeared on Fox for a short-lived nine episode run back in 2001, and though cancelled has developed a cult following.

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