'The Boys': Release date, cast, plot and everything else you need to know about the Amazon Prime show

'The Boys': Release date, cast, plot and everything else you need to know about the Amazon Prime show

Superheroes are anything but all good and squeaky clean in 'The Boys', an Amazon Prime Video adaptation of Garth Ennis' comic book on wayward superheroes. The stars in this upcoming TV series are way different from the superheroes we see in Marvel and DC and are being chased down by a group of vigilantes for abusing their superpowers.

The latest trailer offers a closer look at what viewers can expect from 'The Boys', and if there is one thing we are sure of, it's that the series will have an abundance of sex and violence. The wait for the series to air is not too long, and here is all you need to know about it:


Release date 

While it was initially informed that 'The Boy's would drop in the summer, the Amazon Prime Video series' eight-episode first season is now set to air on July 26.


Karl Urban plays Billy Butcher, a CIA enforcer who "spanks" The Seven -- a group of seven superheroes who have become a threat to the public. The actor is famous for his roles in 'Dredd' and 'Star Trek' and will be playing a major role in 'The Boys'. Keith Urban's character approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a government operative and makes him a part of his plan to take down The Seven. Jack Quaid is best known for his role of Marvel in 'The Hunger Games'. 

Actor Karl Urban from at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 in San Diego, California. (Getty Images)

Antony Starr of 'American Gothic' fame will play Homelander, the leader of The Seven. He is joined by Erin Moriarty ('True Detective', 'Jessica Jones'), Dominique McElligott ('The Last Tycoon'), Chace Crawford ('Gossip Girl'), Jessie T Usher ('Survivor’s Remorse') and Nathan Mitchell ('iZombie') in the forthcoming series.



Seth Rogen attends the 'Good Boys' Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 11, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Getty Images)

The series which started development in 2016 is created by 'Supernatural's Eric Kripke and produced by Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were instrumental in getting a TV adaptation of Garth Ennis' 'Preacher' comic book series too. 'The Boys' directing was taken over by Dan Trachtenberg after Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.




'The Boys' comic book was written by Ellis, illustrated by Darick Robertson, and originally published by Wildstorm. In an overturned version of the superhero world, a group of vigilantes known informally as 'The Boys' take on the corrupt superheroes plaguing their world and are prepared to do anything to take them down. The 72-issue comic book series was explicitly gory and brutal and could also be looked at as a more adult take on superhero narratives, where everything does not simply boil down to good vs. bad or evil. A film version – with Adam McKay ('Anchorman' and 'The Big Short') at the helm – looked likely between 2008 and 2016, but nothing came of it.


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