The Boys is an Amazon Original series that debuts on Prime Video on July 26, 2019.
An irreverent take on the superhero genre, it explores what happens when superheroes abuse their powers instead of using them for good. These mighty beings — who are popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods — find themselves hunted by a non-powered group of vigilantes.
Starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, and Elisabeth Shue, the series was created by Garth Ennis, author of the original comic, and was adapted by Evan Goldberg, Eric Kripke and Seth Rogen.
The Boys are vigilantes. A CIA black-ops team, their job is to police, monitor and potentially stop the Seven, a group of vainglorious superheroes. They were founded by Billy Butcher, their current leader.
This band of brothers is out to expose the corruption they believe the Seven represent. Although they may not have superpowers, they do have a lot of "blue-collar grit and [a] willingness to fight dirty."
You can probably expect, then, that this version of the story will retain a lot of Garth Ennis' voice from the original comic book — with the Boys themselves right at the front of all the raunchy fun!
The Seven are a group of superheroes owned and managed by Vought International. They consist of seven superheroes who use their power principally for fame and glory. They stand in opposition to the Boys.
Here are some videos to get you excited about The Boys. The big one is worth your time. It's already won the series its first prize: the Golden Trailer Award of 2019 for "Best Action". And it was nominated for Best Sound Editing, too!