Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg To Develop Garth Ennis' The Boys For Amazon

In a report on Variety yesterday of how Amazon is changing their focus to shows with broad, global appeal was one announcement that will be very interesting to comic fans. Seems that among their moves was the decision to start production on a new Sony TV project that involves the Preacher team of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Garth Ennis, as they will be adapting another Ennis comics property, The Boys. The series, drawn by Darick Robertson, began it's life at Wildstorm before moving to Dynamite for the bulk of it's run. The hour-long drama is being written by Erik Kripke with Rogan and Goldberg on to executive producer. So far the series has gotten a script order and is being eyed to go straight-to-series.

The Boys is a very different look at the world of superheroes, set rough in 2006 to 2008. It's a world with superheroes who have been corrupted by celebrity status and greed, often times acting like rock stars and engaging in reckless behavior that puts humanity in danger. To answer this, the CIA has put together a superpowered squad knows as the Boys who are tasked with monitoring the superhero community and deal with anyone causing trouble.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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