Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the duo behind AMC’s “Preacher,” are bringing another comic series to the small screen with “The Boys,” based on the comics by Garth Ennis (“Preacher”) and Darick Robertson. Rogen and Goldberg will be directing the pilot, written by Eric Kripke, which will premiere in 2019. Out of the ongoing New York Comic Con, Amazon shared the perfect teaser – a scene with Elisabeth Shue explaning their superhero coalition, Vought, with the camera pulling back to reveal “the boys”, all of who offer up the middle finger.
You see, “The Boys” is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. The boys are a group of vigilantes who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. Shit gets violent.
Here’s the full cast: Elisabeth Shue, Karl Urban, Jennifer Esposito, Jack Quaid, Colby Minifie, Jess Salgueiro, Brittany Allen and Bruce Novakowski are among the stars of the Amazon series.
The series comes from “Supernatural” creator and “Timeless” co-creator Eric Kripke, Goldberg and Rogen, and Sony Pictures TV.
Look for “The Boys” on Amazon Prime in 2019.