Several Superheroes Have Been Cast for Amazon's Adaptation of Garth Ennis' The Boys

Members of the Seven in The Boys. Image: Darick Robertson/Dynamite Entertainment
Members of the Seven in The Boys. Image: Darick Robertson/Dynamite Entertainment

Fans have been waiting for Garth Ennis’ The Boys to become a live-action movie or television show for years. Several people have tried to make it happen—but now, finally, it’s being adapted for Amazon, and casting is in full effect.

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be directing the pilot of The Boys for Amazon, and while Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic) was cast as Starlight a few months back, here are some new additions:

  • Antony Starr (American Gothic) is Homelander
  • Dominique McElligott (Moon) is Queen Maeve
  • Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence) is A-Train
  • Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) is The Deep
  • Nathan Mitchell (Supernatural) is Black Noir

The Boys is about a world where superheroes live among us but regularly overstep their bounds; the Boys are a black-ops group that’s tasked with keeping superheroes in check.

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All of these new castmembers are part of the Seven, kind of this story’s equivalent of the Justice League or Avengers, who regularly clash with the Boys. That means there’s plenty more casting to come before Rogen and Goldberg get the show in front of cameras. But after years of talk about people adapting the comic, it’s now only a matter of time before we’ll actually get to see that happen.

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Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo

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numberthirteen
numberthirteen

I have a feeling this will be an utter disaster. The comic is pretty vile stuff in places, and for all I enjoyed much of it, there’s a LOT they’ll likely have to tone down or completely change for an adaptation, and in doing so it’ll lose what makes it unique in the first place.

Sort of like how they’ve eviscerated Preacher, funnily enough.