New Featurette for THE BOYS Offers More Insight on the World This Twisted Superhero Story Is Set In
I’ve got a fun new featurette to share with you today for Amazon’s insane and twisted superhero series The Boys. The video features creators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and some of the actors talking about the series and offers us more insight on the story and the crazy world that that story is set in. The video also includes new footage from the series to enjoy!
The show is based on the comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and the series 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, who was modeled after him in the comics.
When talking about the series, Urban says, “We sort of really take the superhero genre and flip it right on its head. And cross lines that probably shouldn’t be crossed.” That’s exactly why I’m excited for this show!
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 (Jessie T. Usher) 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 series will also star Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell. Enjoy the trailer!
The Boys Season 1 will debut on Amazon on July 26th!