Deadline is reporting that Karl Urban (Star Trek (2009), Dredd) has joined the TV adaptation of Garth Ennis' (Preacher) and Darick Robertson's, The Boys. The series is set to run on Amazon and will be directed by Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Sony Pictures TV, which will co-produce with Amazon and Neal H. Moritz’s studio-based Original Films. Read the full story on Deadline.com.
From Deadline: "Urban will play the Boys’ leader Billy Butcher. Mysterious, brutal and with a personal but secret agenda, Billy Butcher approaches Hughie (co-lead Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of superhero A-Train (Jesse T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the Superhero franchise."
The Boys will feature Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Jesse T. Usher, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell and Karen Fukuhara.
AFJ's TAKE: The Boys is a brilliant, albeit dark comic book about a covert group who regulates Superheroes. In the Garth Ennis' comic, The Boys keep the Superheroes, who are less than reputable behind-the-scenes away from their public personas, in check. Think this, who would keep an eye on the Superman and Batman if they did all the Superhero things they did, but were horrible people when the cameras weren't on. Trust me, the book is a fantastic portrayal of how to handle someone who has become drunk with power, as well as a dark look at superheroes in "the real world". My only concern is that Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen don't stray too far from the source material as they did in their first season of Preacher.