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Amazon Orders Superhero Series ‘The Boys’

Eight Episodes Ordered for a Debut on Prime Video in 2019

Amazon has greenlit original one-hour superhero drama “The Boys” for 2019, which centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. Based on the comic book “Preacher” from creator Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the eight-episode Prime Original Series will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and created and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”), and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (“Preacher”).

“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, ‘The Boys’ is the next evolution in this popular genre,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”

“The Boys” is scheduled to begin filming in the spring of 2018.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  • renamoretti1

    Another superhero adaptation…

    And the internet was supposed to be so creative…

    And they hired connected people with a track record of flopping…

    Nothing to see there… 🙁