This summer, The Boys are in town, and they're ready to kick down your door. A few months ago, during New York Comic Con, we got our first glimpse at The Boys, Amazon's new streaming series based on the comic of the same name from writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and artist Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan).
The series comes to us from showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher), and if you're tired of superheroes in gleaming costumes who always aspire to be their best, it's got the cure for what ails you.
In the world of The Boys, superheroes as the public sees them are overseen by Vought, a company who's been cultivating costumed heroes for decades. To the public they are bright symbols of hope, but behind the scenes they're a corrupt corporate organization. That's where The Boys come in, a group of vigilantes led by Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) who are ready to bring down the corrupt superhero industrial complex by any means necessary.
The footage revealed a few months ago largely took the form of a television ad from Vought, promoting its heroes, and only gave us a brief glimpse of The Boys themselves at the end. This time around, it's all action, as we see Butcher and his team fighting dirty, spilling blood, and having a damn good time doing it. Kripke dropped the teaser on his Twitter page Thursday.
There is plenty to get us excited about the show, but you don't just have to take our word for it. You can hear Ennis' reaction to seeing early cuts of several episodes in his new, exclusive chat with SYFY WIRE in the video below.
The Boys arrives this summer on Amazon Prime.