Superheros are the biggest thing since sliced bread, so it makes sense that every studio and streaming service wants a piece of the action. Now that the mainstream heroes are played out, we can explore the lesser-known and arguably more interesting comic book stories.
Enter Amazon Studio’s The Boys. Based on the gritty comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys follows a team of special agents who police the juvenile and often wreckless superheroes.
here’s the synopsis from Den of Geek:
“The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.”
The first trailer looks promising and offers a breath of fresh air from the Marvel and DC films and TV shows. The Boys Joins Amazon’s line-up of successful original programs including American Gods, Jack Ryan and The Man in the High Castle.
The Boys stars Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty and Jesse Usher. It’s developed by Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and produced by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg who also adapted Ennis’ Preacher comic for AMC.
There’s currently no word on a release date, although it’s expected to arrive mid-2019.