Karl Urban is part of a team of superheroes who aren’t really interested in saving lives
Seth Rogan and his childhood friend/producer, Evan Goldberg, have successfully brought the comic book world of Preacher to the small screen for Amazon Prime.
Preacher‘s author, Garth Ennis, along with Darick Robertson created a comic book called The Boys in 2006. The story ran for 72 issues when it finished in 2012. Ennis promised that The Boys would out-Preacher Preacher in reference to its violent content.
Once again, Rogan and Goldberg have again adapted this story for Amazon Prime with Ennis executive producing. Here’s the official synopsis,
“The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.”
The Boys stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, who according to THR,
“[who is] mysterious and brutal with a personal but secret agenda. He approaches Hughie, 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”
Hughie is played by Jack Quaid and at the New York Comic Con on October 5th, it was announced that Karl Urban’s Star Trek buddy Simon Pegg is to play Quaid’s father.
The Boys is set to appear on Amazon Prime in 2019.