The image below is from The Boys, Amazon’s new and upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel, but it is not the title team themselves. Instead, this is a shot of The 7, your superhero stand-ins that allow the writers to take some liberties with comic book tropes and flawed heroes. The Boys, on the other hand, are the team of blue-collar vigilantes who take down corrupt superheroes with extreme prejudice. The first trailer for the new Amazon series teases some of the insane action to come, even if it’s more for the familiar fans than it is for newcomers.
Eric Kripke (Supernatural) is the executive producer and writer of The Boys series with Dan Trachtenberg directing the pilot. Seth Rogen, who shared the first trailer today, and Evan Goldberg are also on board as executive producers. The show stars Karl Urban, Karen Fukuhara, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, Anthony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jesse T. Usher, Chance Crawford, Simon Pegg and Jack Quaid, most of whom you can get a glimpse of in this first trailer. The series premieres on Amazon Prime later this year.
Check out the first trailer for The Boys below, courtesy of Rogen:
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Here’s the official synopsis for The Boys:
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 their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and 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 Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes. THE BOYS is scheduled for a 2019 release.