– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke’s new TV series The Boys just got picked up. The show is also set to be directed by long-time collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who have already done great things with their AMC series Preacher and their upcoming Hulu series Future Man. Amazon has announced that they’ve picked up The Boys for an eight-episode season, and they are set to premiere it in 2019.

The series is based on the comic of the same name from Preacher creator Garth Ennis and Transmetropolitan illustrator Darick Robertson.

Deadline describes the series as follows:

“In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, The Boys 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.”

Head of scripted series for Amazon Studios had the following to say about the series:

“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre. With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.