Amazon Original Series The Boys crushed their debut at San Diego Comic Con. They hosted an exclusive premiere screening for fans on Friday evening with many of the stars from the show in attendance as well as Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green and the cast of Amazon Original’s The Man in the High Castle.
The series also announced it’s been renewed for a second season before it’s first season is even available to stream. They’ve also already added to their cast with Aya Cash joining the all star line up in season two. Check out our recap of The Boys’ panel at Comic-Con, which included exclusive sneak peeks.
The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. What do you expect when superheroes are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods? When Hughie (Jack Quaid) suffers a devastating loss at the hands of a reckless Supe his devastation turns to outrage when he discovers there is no legal recourse for victims of collateral superhero damage. While still reeling from his trauma Hughie meets a mysterious operative, Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), who recruits him to join in his pursuit of some vigilante justice against the Supes. These heroes may not be all they seem after all.
With the world now the powerless versus the super powerful, 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.
The series is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis, who also penned Preacher, and Darick Robertson and was adapted for the screen by Eric Kripke, the creator of Supernatural. The Boys is directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who previously worked together on Preacher.
Rounding out the cast are Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara). Simon Pegg also guest stars as Hughie’s father.
The Supes of The Seven are led by Homelander (Antony Starr) who is joined by Starlight (Erin Moriarty), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell).
The Boys premieres July 26 on Amazon Prime.
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