'The Boys': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the Amazon Prime show

'The Boys': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the Amazon Prime show

'The Boys', Amazon Prime's all-new show is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show was created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen and was announced initially in 2016 when Cinemax was adapting it into a show. However, in 2017, Amazon gave the production a series order of an 8-episode first season. The creative team was still intact, however, in April 2018, it was announced that Goldberg and Rogen would no longer direct the show due to a scheduling conflict, it would instead be taken over by Dan Trachtenberg.

Release date:

The show will air July 26 on Amazon Prime Video.


'The Boys' is about a group of individuals fighting a group of corrupt superheroes who have been used to the power and the perks that come along with their abilities. 


Main characters:

Chace Crawford, Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Karen Fukuhara, Laz Alonso, Antony Starr of 'The Boys' at New York Comic Con. (Source: IMDb)

Karl Urban as Billy Butcher

Actor Karl Urban will play the role of Billy Butcher, one of the lead characters in the show. According to the comics, he is the second most important character aside from Wee Hughie and leader of the current incarnation of the Boys, which is a CIA black ops team. 

Elisabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell

Originally in the comic book, the character portrayed by Elisabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell was James Stillwell. He is the director of Vought, the company that created the Seven. 

Erin Moriarty as Annie January/Starlight

Actor Erin Moriarty will play the role of a superpowered Starlight aka Annie January whose powers are flight and the ability to project blinding light. She is the newest member of the Seven. 

Antony Starr as The Homelander

Antony Starr as The Homelander will play Billy Butcher's nemesis and the main antagonist in the show. He is the superhero who leads Vought's Seven and is also the most powerful superhero to ever be created by them. 

Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve

Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve plays another member of the Seven and her powers will be super strength, flight, and durability. 

Jessie Usher as A-Train

Actor Jessie Usher as A-Train is a speedster, not unlike DC's Flash. He was promoted to the Seven as a replacement to Mister Marathon. 

Chace Crawford as The Deep

Actor Chace Crawford will also play a member of the seven, The Deep, who is advertised as the "King of the Seas". He wears a helmet which he claims cannot be removed due to an Atlantean curse. 

Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir

Actor Nathan Mitchell's character Black Noir in the comics was mostly shown as a silhouette whose face was never visible. His powers include super strength and are supposedly stronger than The Homeslander. 

Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk

Actor Laz Alonso's Mother's Milk is a part of the Boys who got his nickname because he has the purest hearts among them all. He is also the only member of the team to have been exposed to compound V, which is how Vought creates its superheroes. 

Jack Quaid as 'Wee' Hughie Campbell

'Wee' Hughie Campbell is the most important character in the comic and actor Jack Quaid will be playing this role. Wee is recruited by Butcher after his girlfriend gets killed by A-Train while he traveled faster than sound. He replaces Mallory and gets compound V injected into himself without his knowledge. 

Karen Fukuhara as Female

Actor Karen Fukuhara's character Female, or more accurately known as 'The Female of the Species' is known for her brutality. She also suffers from selective mutism. 

Tomer Kapon as Frenchie

Frenchie, the character played by Tomer Kapon, is a native Frenchman who gets violent when someone abuses France or French. His spoken French has incorrect phrases and is the muscle of The Boys along with The Female. 

Recurring characters:

Actor Jennifer Esposito will be seen playing the role of CIA Agent Susan Raynor, while actor Simon Pegg will play Hughie's father.



The trailer of the show features the Vought's Seven, just not in their glory days. Each of the seven heroes in the modern day has their own journey and the action takes place in different settings depending on each hero who are all corrupt. What would happen if Superheroes became commercial and were ruled by a corporate CEO? That's exactly what happens here following which five individuals will come together to take the seven corrupt superheroes down. From thugs to a hitman, this superhero show will have it all. 

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