For those of you unfamiliar with The Boys, the series “is set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behaviour, compromising the safety of the world. It centres on a CIA squad, known informally as ‘the boys,’ whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them.” Like the comic book it’s based on, it sounds like a lot of fun, right?
After being stuck in development hell for pretty much the past sixteen years, the fact that a live-action adaptation of The Boys is finally happening comes as great news, and the talent involved definitely inspires confidence (the trade adds that Rogen and Goldberg will direct).
Also heading to Cinemax is Outcast, another series from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. That’s heading to Fox in the UK, though it’s obviously too soon when The Boys will reach the air. We’ll be sure to keep you updated anyway, so for now, stay tuned for details!