Fun New Character Promo Spots For THE BOYS Series Introduces You To The Heroic Seven
“If superheroes were real, they'd be real assholes.”
Amazon Studios has released a series of character promo spots for the upcoming new series The Boys and they introduce The Seven, who are the superheroes in the series. These heroes are conceited individuals that think they are above the rest of the world. It’s these characters that inspire Karl Urban's character to get "The Boys" together to take them down.
The heroes include Starlight, played by Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones), Homelander is the leader and is played by Antony Starr (American Gothic), A-Train is played by Jesse T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse), The Deep played by Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Queen Maeve, portrayed by Dominique McElligot (The Last Tycoon), and Translucent, played by Alex Hassell. The only member that didn’t get his own promo was Black Noir, who is being played by Nathan Mitchel (iZombie).
The show is based on the comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and it was developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It also stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as "Wee" Hughie Campbell, Karen Fukuhara as The Female, and Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk. Simon Pegg is also a part of the series as the father of Hughie, which was modeled after him in the comics.
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.
Billy Butcher (Urban), who is described as "mysterious and brutal with a personal but secret agenda. He approaches Hughie (Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie's rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the superhero system."
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke also helped create this series and he will serve as the showrunner.
The Boys season 1 will debut on Amazon on July 26th.