With the success of Preacher on AMC, producing duo Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen seem to be looking for more graphic novels to adapt into gritty, intriguing television shows. A few months ago, Robert Kirkman mentioned on an episode of ID10T with Chris Hardwick that Goldberg and Rogen were working on adapting his Invincible trades into a series or film. Moreover, the two are returning to another of Preacher creator Garth Ennis’ creations, the comic series The Boys, for Amazon. Now, there is a new announcement regarding casting of the upcoming series.
As reported by Bleeding Cool, Elisabeth Shue (The Karate Kid, Back To The Future, Parts II & III, Leaving Las Vegas) has been added to the cast for The Boys. Shue will be playing Madelyn Stillwell, the Vice President of Hero Management for Vought. Stillwell is in charge of the public persona and assignments of superheroes. The following is a brief synopsis of Garth Ennis’ graphic novel:
The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around 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.
The series was created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless) with producers Goldberg and Rogen. The premiere episode will be directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror). Starring alongside Shue will be Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Jesse T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Dominique McElligott, Chase Crawford, Nathan Mitchell and Erin Moriarty. The series is currently slated for a 2019 release.
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Source: Bleeding Cool.