The Boys Final Trailer Declares War on the Superheroes of the World
We’re only a few days away from the highly-anticipated series adaptation of The Boys hitting Amazon Prime and the streaming service has debuted one final trailer. It asks audiences to join the group and help fight the corrupt supes, and can be viewed in the player below!
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, 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 show is expected to retain most of the comic’s (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
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. Jack Quaid plays Hughie, with Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Jennifer Esposito as CIA agent Susan L. Rayner, and Karen Fukuhara as the Female. Elisabeth Shue co-stars in the series alongside Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell.
Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for the subversive comic book-inspired series AMC’s Preacher, produced, with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
The source material, which ran for 72 issues between 2006 and 2012, was co-created by Darick Robertson, (Happy), and Garth Ennis (Preacher). It quickly earned popularity for its more graphic nature, in which Ennis sought to outdo the extreme violence and sexuality displayed in the Preacher comics.
The spandex-covered series The Boys kicks off on Amazon starting July 26.