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The Boys: Amazon's Gritty New Superhero Show Has Seth Rogen's Stamp of Approval

In case Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and DC's more recent dark and serious superhero stories just aren't enough for you, Amazon is here to bring us yet another gritty comic adaptation. Enter: The Boys.

The series takes place in a universe where the most famous superheroes on the planet, nicknamed "The Seven," also happen to be corrupt assh*les. That's where the titular "boys," aka a group of vigilantes, come in. The group embraces "their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty" in an effort to take the superheroes down and stop them from abusing their powers rather than using them for good. Karl Urban, Jennifer Esposito, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, Jack Quaid, and Elisabeth Shue all star, while Garth Ennis and Eric Kripke are handling the script.

The Boys was adapted from the comic of the same name by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who were also behind bringing Preacher to the screen over on AMC. The new series will hit Amazon Prime at some point in Summer 2019.

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