A new superhero drama series has just been greenlighted, with filming set to start in spring 2018 on the Amazon Original “The Boys.” Based on a comic book from “Preacher” creator Garth Ennis and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, the project is slated for a 2019 release on Amazon Prime Video.
The eight-episode series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and created and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”). The series will be executive produced by Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur and Pavun Shetty, along with Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver. Ennis and Darick Robertson, who created the comic book on which the series is based, are also slated to co-executive produce.
“In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, ‘The Boys’ centers on 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,” Amazon says in an announcement released today.
Adds Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted series for Amazon Studios: “In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, ‘The Boys’ is the next evolution in this popular genre. With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”