Superheroes Need to be Kept in Check in Amazon’s The Boys Trailer


The Boys trailer

Superheroes need to be kept in check in Amazon’s The Boys trailer

What would happen if a superhero didn’t use their powers for good? We’ve seen the premise before, with Will Smith in Hancock, as well as the upcoming James Gunn-produced Brightburn. However, the new Amazon series The Boys is amping that up to 11 in the new trailer. You can check it out below! (Be warned, it’s rather graphic in spots).

The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.”

The series stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, Judge Dredd) as Billy Butcher, the ringleader of the vigilantes who risk it all to go against a group of all-powerful characters. Jennifer Esposito, Elisabeth Shue, and Tomer Capon also star. The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.

The spandex-covered series The Boys will kick off on Amazon starting July 26.