Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Dominique McElligot and more have been cast in the Amazon series The Boys
Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) are set to join Erin Moriarity (Jessica Jones) in the upcoming series The Boys, according to Deadline. The Boys is based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book series and was given a straight-to-series order from Amazon Prime Video.
In addition to Moriarty’s Starlight, Star will play Homelander, the leader of their superhero team, The Seven. McElligott will play Queen Maeve, Usher will play A-Train, Crawford will play The Deep, all part of The Seven. Mitchell will play Black Noir, a masked superhero.
The Boys will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and created and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. The series will be executive produced by Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Ori Marmur (Preacher) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver (Preacher). Comic series writer Garth Ennis and co-creator/illustrator Darick Robertson are also slated to co-executive produce.
The original comic series ran from 2006 to 2012 and focused on The Boys, a covert group that closely monitored the behavior and habits of superheroes and who stepped on their throats when they step out of line. It featured a number of direct parodies of countless superheroes and teams including its own twisted versions of The Justice League, The Avengers, Teen Titans, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The New Mutants; in addition to characters directly riffing on the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batman, Iron Man, Thor, and countless others.
The Boys will premiere in 2019 on Amazon with an eight-episode first season. What do you guys think of the casting for the series? Let us know in the comments.