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WATCH: A fun teaser drops for The Boys series and Simon Pegg joins the cast!

October 6th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Last night at NY Comic Con we got a fun, but not too revealing, teaser for the upcoming Karl Urban starrer, The Boys.

The show, from Amazon, focuses on The Boys who are Billy Butcher played by Karl Urban, Jack Quaid as “Wee” Hughie, The Female wll be played by Suicide Squad’s Karen Fukuhara, Mother’s Milk is played by Laz Alonso, and Tomer Capon is playing Frenchie and together they are CIA agents whose job is to keep a world over-populated with superheroes, are charged with keeping the equilibrium.

The awesome poster for the show dropped last week (here).

The teaser focuses on The Seven, a group of superheroes in the series who The Boys will go up against and focus on a corporate video from Vought’s VP of Hero Management, Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue). In the show superheroes are basically celebrities who are revered as gods and, as happens with power, they abuse it for their own ill gains and it’s all controlled by the Seven and the corrupt Vought – the multibillion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.

The seven are:  A-Train played by Jessie T. Usher from Independence Day: Resurgence, Homelander, excitingly played by Banshee’s Antony Starr, Starlight played by Captain Fantastic’s Erin Moriarty, Queen Maeve played by Dominique McElligott, House of Cards, The Deep is played by Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford and finally Black Noir is Supernatural’s Nathan Mitchell.

 

The idea of Sheriff Hood – Anthony Starr – as an antagonist in the show is exciting and we hope he and Urban get to trade bolts at some stage.

At NY Comic Con it was also revealed that Simon Pegg has joined the cast which is pretty exciting because, in the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comics, the character of Hughie was based on Pegg and now he will play the father of Hughie in the series.

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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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….