Amazon Original’s The Boys just released a two minute completely bonkers, not safe for work or kids or anyone who can’t tolerate R-rated language trailer. The crazy new trailer confirms Amazon did not put any restraints on series creator Eric Kripke (Supernatural) as he was bringing Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s best-selling comic to the small screen.
The cast of the adult dark comedy sci-fi action thriller includes Karl Urban (Star Trek) as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) as Hughie, Laz Alonso (Detroit) as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Capon (Hostages) as Frenchie, and Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as The Female. Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) plays Hughie’s father in a guest starring role, and Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) stars as Madelyn Stillwell.
The above mentioned cast (minus Simon Pegg and Elisabeth Shue) take on The Seven in season one of The Boys. The Seven’s made up of Homelander (Antony Starr, Banshee), Starlight (Erin Moriarty, Captain Fantastic), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott, House of Cards), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence), The Deep (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell, Supernatural).
Eric Kripke is showrunner, writer, executive producer, and directed the season finale. Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen (Preacher), Evan Goldberg (Preacher), and James Weaver (Preacher), Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Pavun Shetty (New Girl) and Ori Marmur (Preacher) also executive produce. Ennis and Robertson are involved as co-executive producers. 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Dan Trachtenberg directed the first episode.
Amazon Original will release the eight episode first season on July 26, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.
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 and covers up all of their dirty secrets.