Based on one of my favorite comics of all time, I’m proud to have helped bring #TheBoys to life. Here’s a taste of our new show, coming to Amazon this year: pic.twitter.com/oACd1KL2pu
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 24, 2019
“Superheroes who curse and have sex and kill people” is as saturated a genre as the goody-good superhero stories Watchmen and Deadpool and the like are reacting to. But there’s still plenty of quality to be wrung out of both the original genre (shoutout to Into the Spider-Verse) and its parodies, as seen in this trailer for Amazon’s The Boys shared on Twitter by executive producer Seth Rogen.
Based on a comic series by Garth Ennis, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have been corrupted by their celebrity and do whatever they want. To keep them in check, a gang of superpowered vigilantes has assembled. They’re who watches the watchmen. The Boys include Karl Urban, Jack Quaid and Karen Fukuhara, while the corrupt superheroes include Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligot and Chace Crawford.
The series reunites Ennis and Rogen and his creative partner Evan Goldberg, who also work together on AMC’s Preacher, which is based on another of Ennis’ comics. It looks like it has some of Preacher‘s gonzo insanity. Supernatural and Timeless‘ Eric Kripke is also an EP. The teaser contains shots of a weird-looking CGI dolphin, an invisible man peeing into a pint glass and lots of bone-crunching violence.
The Boys is coming to Prime Video sometime in 2019.