Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg bring Garth Ennis’ The Boys to Amazon
VOD News | On 09, Nov 2017
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are reuniting to bring The Boys to Amazon.
Amazon Studios has greenlit an original series based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The eight-episode drama is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and will be written by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), with Goldberg and Rogen on board to direct.
Set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their celebrity, The Boys centres on 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.
“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre,” says Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “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.”
The project marks a reunion for Sony too, with Goldberg and Rogen working with them to bring Ennis’ Preacher to the small screen. With two successful seasons at AMC under its belt, the show has also been snapped up by Amazon as a UK exclusive for its Prime Video subscription service. With The Boys, Amazon is now stepping up its involvement to produce the show directly with Sony.
“We are very happy to have the unique opportunity to produce a second series based on the subversive and innovative world of Garth Ennis,” comments Chris Parnell, Co-President of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “And we are thankful to Sharon and her team at Amazon for their vision, partnership, and support.”
The series will be executive produced by Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Ori Marmur (Preacher) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver (Preacher). Ennis and Robertson are also slated to co-exec produce.
The series is scheduled to begin filming in the spring of 2018 for a 2019 release.