Nothing can out-Preacher Garth Ennis’ Preacher, they said. But they (whomever they are) were wrong. Which is why Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators and directors of the Preacher TV show, are tackling another Ennis comic, The Boys, for Amazon -- and now they’ve found their antagonists.
Deadline reports that Antony Starr (American Gothic, Banshee), Dominique McElligott (Moon), Chace Crawford (The Covenant), Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence), and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) will join previously cast Erin Moriarty in the dramatic adaptation as members of The Boys' biggest rival, The Seven.
The Boys, renowned for its sex, violence, and cynical repudiation of darker supe corruption, exists in a world where superheroes are commonplace. They also abuse their abilities to get rich, famous, socially powerful, and sexually perverse. And The Boys, a CIA sponsored, suped-up black-ops group, are the ones who attempt to keep them in check.
The Seven, a Justice League jab with plenty of marred perfection, are the most revered superhero group around, until you get to know them. They have the exciting acting job of being both insufferable satires of superheroes and powerful beings in their own right.
According to Deadline, Starr (pictured) will play the patriotic leader of The Seven, Homelander; McElligott the Wonder Woman on many martinis, Queen Maeve; Usher the superfast but not always looking where he's going, A-Train; Crawford the aquatically-inclined, The Deep; and Mitchell the enigmatic Black Noir. They'll join Moriarty's Starlight, the newest member of the team, who ends up falling for one of The Boys.
All these faux heroes will be faced down by The Boys in what can only be described as a Preacher-like clash of black humor and disturbing sex and violence. Sound like your cup of tea?