Eric Kripke’s latest project, an adaption of the comic book series The Boys, will be dropping on Amazon Prime July 26.
The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes are a very real thing, though they are not necessarily using their superpowers purely for the wellbeing of mankind. To combat this, a vigilante group known as The Boys sets out to keep the so-called “supes” in check.
While the show will be rated R, it still won’t be able to cover all of the events in the comics due to its graphic nature. However, co-creator Garth Ennis seems to be pleased with how it is looking, and said in an interview that he thinks Kripke has “a good grip” on handling the material. Kripke explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that they sometimes had to scrap ideas in the writer’s room because whatever crazy thing they came up with, something even crazier would end up happening in real life, and they didn’t want the show to just end up being a parody of 2019.
Set for eight episodes, you can catch Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Jennifer Esposito, Dominique McElligott, Nathan Mitchell, Erin Moriarty, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Tomer Capon and Jessie T. Usher battling it out on Amazon Prime July 26!
Whose side are you on? The comics come alive, July 26. pic.twitter.com/wSaveFLhk7
— The Boys (@TheBoysTV) June 5, 2019