It’s Official: Garth Ennis’ ‘The Boys’ Ordered at Amazon With Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are officially returning to the pages of Garth Ennis. The Preacher creator’s superhero satire The Boys is officially ordered to series on Amazon, with a 2019 premiere already in mind.
Amazon confirmed that Rogen and Goldberg will direct an eight-episode adaptation of Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic, as written and showrun by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. The one-hour series was previously eyed for Cinemax, while production is expected to begin in spring 2018 for a 2019 premiere. Here’s how Amazon describes the new series:
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’s head of scripted series Sharon Tal Yguado calls The Boys “the next evolution in this popular genre” of superhero TV series, curiously overlooking that the “saturated landscape” includes their own The Tick. In any case, Sony Pictures Television Studios will produce The Boys, marking their second major Garth Ennis series after Preacher.
We’ll hear more as casting and production gear up for 2018, but who might the superhero-skewering series feature among its ranks?
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