Rogen, Goldberg, Kripke Developing Comic Book ‘The Boys’ At Amazon From Creator Of ‘Preacher’
After the huge success of Garth Ennis’ ‘Preacher’, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg are looking to bring ‘The Boys’, another of Ennis’s work to screen.
Set in a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, sometimes you need someone to keep the superheroes in line when they become reckless… That’s where ‘The Boys’ come in. Billy Butcher, The Frenchman, Mother’s Milk, The Female and new recruit Wee Hughie, whose girlfriend as “collateral damage” a superhero brawl, are not a fan of the ‘capes’. Backed by the CIA, they form a team designed to control and, if necessary, take out those superpowered beings who overstep the mark.
The show is being written by ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Timeless’ creator Eric Kripke, with Rogen & Goldberg set to direct. At the moment Amazon has only given a script order, but it’s being eyed with the possibility of a straight-to-series pickup, rather than going through the Amazon pilot voting system.
Interesting to note, this is the second time this year that the people behind comic book shows on AMC (who air ‘Preacher’ in the US), have chosen to move on to Amazon, despite the original series doing well for the network. ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman signed an overall deal with Amazon just before the Walking Dead producers dropped a massive lawsuit on AMC.
‘The Boys’ currently only has a script commitment right now, but given the talent involved, it will definitely be a show we’ll be keeping an eye on.