The Boys (2019 TV series)

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The Boys
TheBoysPoster.png
GenreSuperhero drama
Based onThe Boys
by Garth Ennis
& Darick Robertson
Developed by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Garth Ennis
  • Darick Robertson
  • Eric Kripke
  • Neal H. Moritz
  • Ori Marmur
  • Pavun Shetty
  • James Weaver
Production location(s)Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkPrime Video

The Boys is an upcoming American superhero drama web television series based on the comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show was developed by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen.

Premise[edit]

The Boys takes place in "a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame" and "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."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Unknown[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Between 2008 and 2016, a film adaptation of The Boys had been in various stages of development at both Columbia Pictures and Paramount Pictures.[2]

On April 6, 2016, it was announced that Cinemax was developing a television series adaption of the comic book. The production was being developed by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen. Kripke was set to write the series while Goldberg and Rogen were set to direct. Executive producers were reported to include Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, James Weaver, Ken Levin, and Jason Netter. Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson were set as co-executive producers. Production companies involved with the series included Point Grey Pictures, Original Film, and Sony Pictures Television.[2]

On November 8, 2017, it was announced that Amazon Video had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of eight episodes. The series had reportedly been in development at Amazon for a number of months preceding the series order announcement. It was also reported that the previously announced creative team was still attached to the series.[1][3][4]

On April 30, 2018, it was announced that Dan Trachtenberg would direct the series' first episode. He replaces Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.[5]

Filming for The Boys in Pecaut Square, Toronto.

Casting[edit]

On December 18, 2017, it was announced that Erin Moriarty has been cast in the lead role of Annie January/Starlight.[6] On January 17, 2018, it was reported that Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie Usher, and Nathan Mitchell had joined the main cast.[7] In March 2018, it was announced that Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid, and Karen Fukuhara had been cast in series regular roles.[8][9][10] On April 5, 2018, it was reported that Karl Urban had been cast in the series' lead role of Billy Butcher.[11] On May 16, 2018, it was announced that Elisabeth Shue had been cast in the series regular role of Madelyn Stillwell.[12] On June 25, 2018, it was reported that Tomer Kapon had joined the main cast in the role of Frenchie.[13] On August 30, 2018, it was announced that Jennifer Esposito had been cast in the recurring role of CIA Agent Susan Raynor.[14] On October 5, 2018, it was announced during the annual New York Comic Con that Simon Pegg had been cast in the role of Hughie's father.[15]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the first season began on May 22, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was scheduled to last until September 25, 2018.[1][5][16]

Release[edit]

On September 26, 2018, the official poster for the series was released.[17] On October 5, 2018, in tandem with the series' panel at the annual New York Comic Con, a teaser trailer for the series was released.[18] On January 24, 2019, another teaser trailer was released via Seth Rogen's official Twitter account.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2017). "Amazon Orders 'The Boys' Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic From Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (April 6, 2016). "'The Boys' Drama Based On Comic Book Set At Cinemax With Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Eric Kripke, Original Film & Sony". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (November 8, 2017). "Amazon Greenlights Eric Kripke's Superhero Drama 'The Boys'". Variety. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Barsanti, Sam (November 8, 2017). "Amazon picks up The Boys comic adaptation from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (April 30, 2018). "'The Boys': Dan Trachtenberg To Direct First Episode Of Superhero Drama Series For Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (December 18, 2017). "'The Boys': Erin Moriarty Cast In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic Book". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2018). "'The Boys': Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott & Jessie Usher Cast In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 6, 2018). "'The Boys': Laz Alonso To Co-Star In Amazon Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 6, 2018). "'The Boys': Jack Quaid To Star In Amazon Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (March 21, 2018). "'The Boys': 'Suicide Squad's Karen Fukuhara Cast In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 5, 2018). "'The Boys': Karl Urban To Play Lead Billy Butcher In Amazon's Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 16, 2018). "'The Boys': Elisabeth Shue To Co-Star In Amazon Superhero Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (June 25, 2018). "'The Boys': Tomer Capon To Play Frenchie In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (August 30, 2018). "'The Boys': Jennifer Esposito Cast In Amazon's Superhero Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  15. ^ Patten, Dominic (October 5, 2018). "Simon Pegg Joins Amazon's 'The Boys'; Makes Surprise On-Stage Appearance – New York Comic Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "In Production: Toronto and Ontario". What's Filming?. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  17. ^ Trumbore, Dave (September 26, 2018). "First Poster for Amazon's 'The Boys' Recreates the Classic Comic Book Cover". Collider. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  18. ^ Gelman, Vlada (October 5, 2018). "Amazon's The Boys Give Unfiltered Opinion on Superhero 'Seven' — Watch". TVLine. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  19. ^ Trumbore, Dave (January 24, 2019). "First Trailer for 'The Boys' Arrives at Long Last". Collider. Retrieved January 24, 2019.

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