We now have our first official look at the cast of Amazon’s The Boys, adapted from the Garth Ennis comic book, and staying true to the source material, the cast have recreated Darrick Robertson’s cover from the first issue.
In a world full of superheroes, The Boys are a group of CIA operatives who are charged with keeping those with superhuman abilities in line. The team includes Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), The Female (Karen Fukuhara), “Wee” Hughie (Jack Quaid), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso).
Check out the assembled cast below:
What’s interesting about The Boys, is while the superheroes we are familiar with in the Marvel and DC Universes are all about justice and protecting the innocents, the “heroes” in Ennis’ story are egomaniacs who are far more depraved than your average superhuman.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who were responsible for bringing another Ennis work, Preacher, to the small screen, are also executive producers on this series.
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, who is serving as showrunner on the 8-episode series told Entertainment Weekly what we can expect from the series:
“I want it to be graphic when it needs to be, because that’s what’s best for the story, but I want to tell this character story about these regular, blue-collar humans taking on these entitled, super-powered, one-percenter gods and the relationships amongst them. So, it gave me a great compass to decide when things from the books weren’t gonna fall into the story because they didn’t service the characters and then when shocking moments did because it takes your breath away when one of your characters has to go through that.”
The cast and crew of The Boys will reveal more about the series when they attend New York Comic Con next month.