Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) has been cast in the upcoming Amazon Studios series The Boys, according to Deadline. He’ll join Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse), Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) and Erin Moriarity (Jessica Jones) in the series. The Boys is based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book series and was given a straight-to-series order from Amazon Prime Video.
Laz Alonso will play Mother’s Milk. “Second in command of The Boys, Mother’s Milk is a great detective, highly intelligent and observant, and an intuitive investigator.”
The Boys will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and created and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The series will be executive produced by Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Ori Marmur (Preacher) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver (Preacher). Comic series writer Garth Ennis and co-creator/illustrator Darick Robertson are also slated to co-executive produce.
The original comic series ran from 2006 to 2012 and focused on The Boys, a covert group that closely monitored the behavior and habits of superheroes and who stepped on their throats when they step out of line. It featured a number of direct parodies of countless superheroes and teams including its own twisted versions of The Justice League, The Avengers, Teen Titans, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The New Mutants; in addition to characters directly riffing on the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, Iron Man, Thor, and countless others.
Laz Alonso is known for playing Tsu’tey in Avatar, Fenix in Fast & Furious and Billy Soto in the TV series The Mysteries of Laura.
The Boys will premiere in 2019 on Amazon with an eight-episode first season. What do you guys think of Laz Alonso’s casting? Let us know in the comments.
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