The first trailer for The Boys, the upcoming Amazon Prime Video show, has arrived online. The series will be based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It looks superb.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as 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. THE BOYS is scheduled for a 2019 release.
The Boys stars Karl Urban, Elizabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, and Simon Pegg, and arrives via eight episodes on the streamer later in the year.
The series’ co-producer Seth Rogen debuted the teaser for the series on Twitter on Thursday. Check it out below.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 24, 2019