Serafinowicz, who also appeared recently in Guardians Of The Galaxy as doomed member of Nova Force, will play writer Ben Edlund’s “great big blue bug of justice”. He joins a cast that already includes Griffin Newman (Vinyl) as accountant-turned-moth-themed-superhero Arthur Everest Valorie Curry (House Of Lies) as Arthur’s sister, Dot.
The original live-action superhero spoof only lasted nine episodes in 2001 (an animated series fared better with three seasons in 1994-6) but its superhero silliness had an impact and influence that punched above its weight (and made creator Ben Edlund the go-to scriptwriter for comedy-episodes-that-were-actually-funny on shows like Angel, Supernatural and Gotham). Edlund is back as writer and exec producer on the new show.
Peter Serafinowicz once had his own BBC comedy series, appeared in three episodes of Spaced and Shaun Of The Dead, and was also the voice of the Fisher King in the most recent series of Doctor Who.