Brendan Hines (Lie to Me) is set to co-star opposite Peter Serafinowicz in the Amazon pilot The Tick, a new take on Ben Edlund’s comic book character. Edlund is writing and executive producing for Sony Pictures TV. The reboot is bringing back the eponymous muscle-bound, antennae-sporting superhero (Serafinowicz). In the new incarnation, the blue-suited Tick is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. The two are surrounded by a new host of characters that include Superian (Hines), a superhero with issues, and Arthur’s sister Dot (Valorie Curry). Hines, who most recently recurred on CBS’ Scorpion, is repped by Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, TalentWorks and Jackoway Tyerman.
In a recasting, One Tree Hill alum Tyler Hilton has been set as a series regular in the ABC comedy pilot The Fluffy Shop, co-written by and starring Gabriel Iglesias. Hilton replaces Paul Walter Hauser, who was originally cast in the pilot. The Fluffy Shop follows Gabe (Iglesias), a stepfather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week. Hilton will play Memo; high-spirited, earnest and sincere, he is Gabe’s oldest and most loyal friend. The pilot was co-written by Tim Doyle, Jay Lavender and Iglesias, who are also executive producing with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Joe Meloche. Ted Wass is directing. Most recently, Hilton recurred on CBS’ Extant. Hilton, who also is a singer-songwriter, is repped by Berwick & Kovacik and Don Buchwald & Associates.