Amazon’s The Boys poster: The new name of the game
The official Twitter account for Amazon’s upcoming original series The Boys has released a new poster featuring the stars of the show recreating the cover from volume one of the comic book series. Check out the new poster now in the gallery below!
Based on the comic series of the same name, the show follows the titular superpowered CIA squad who closely monitor the superhero community as their celebrity status has corrupted them and led them to engage in reckless behavior compromising the world.
The source material, which ran for 72 issues between 2006 and 2012, was co-created by Darick Robertson, who helped co-create the Happy graphic novel series that was recently adapted by Syfy, and Garth Ennis, who’s known for creating the Preacher comic series with a TV adaptation currently running on AMC. It quickly earned popularity for its more graphic nature, in which Ennis sought to outdo the extreme violence and sexuality displayed in the Preacher comics.
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripe developed The Boys for Amazon. The show is expected to retain most of the comic’s boundary-pushing violence and sexuality, while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame. Karl Urban headlines the cast as Billy Butcher, with Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Jennifer Espositio as CIA agent Susan L. Rayner, and Karen Fukuhara as the Female. Elisabeth Shue co-stars in the series alongside Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell.
The Boys season 1 is currently in production and it will likely debut on Amazon in 2019.