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Amazon original series 'The Boys' gets new trailer


Agence France-Presse

 /  Thu, June 20, 2019  /  03:03 pm

Amazon Prime Video has shared a new trailer for its latest irreverent and original series.

With "The Boys," Amazon Prime subscribers will follow a group of humans as they take on superheroes gone bad.

Funny, original and full of surprises, the show -- co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios -- premieres Friday, July 26.

A far cry from noble do-gooders like Superman, Batman and Iron Man, the superheroes in this show -- including Homelander (Antony Starr, "Banshee"), Starlight (Erin Moriarty, "Captain Fantastic"), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott, "House of Cards"), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher, "Independence Day: Resurgence"), The Deep (Chace Crawford, "Gossip Girl") and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell, "Supernatural") -- abuse their powers on a regular basis. The over-confident, power-bloated heroes, known as "The Seven," think that they are above the law and have little regard for the damage they cause.

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However, a group of humans with no superpowers is trying to fight back to expose the truth about The Seven and about Vought, the multi-million dollar conglomerate that manages them. The main characters are Billy Butcher (Karl Urban from "Star Trek"), Hughie (Jack Quaid from "The Hunger Games"), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso from "Detroit"), Frenchie (Tomer Capon from "Hostages") and Female (Karen Fukuhara from "Suicide Squad") as five vigilante heroes known as "The Boys."

The eight-episode series is based on the comic book series of the same name written by Garth Ennis, who penned the "Preacher" comics. It is with the same team -- the famous Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg duo --that the writer's work will be brought to the small screen. The pair will work on producing and writing, supported by Eric Kripke ("Supernatural"), chosen as showrunner.