'The Boys' Comic May Be Headed to TV Thanks to Seth Rogen

Monday, 12 October 2015 - 8:07PM
Monday, 12 October 2015 - 8:07PM
'The Boys' Comic May Be Headed to TV Thanks to Seth Rogen
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The last time we heard anything about an adaptation of The Boys, the hyper-violent and extremely sexualized comic series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, it was in the form of a film to be directed by Anchorman helmer Adam McKay. That appears to no longer be the case, as a TV series based on the comic is now being shopped around to various cable networks by Seth Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg.

According to birth.movies.death., the pair, along with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, are testing the waters for a TV adaptation of The Boys, presumably one on a premium cable outlet that would be able to produce the over-the-top sex and violence the series is known for. In the comics, superheroes exist as corrupt celebrities who are extremely reckless and are constantly putting the world in danger. To keep them in check, there's a CIA group of superhumans known as The Boys who monitor the so-called superheroes' behavior and take action when they go out of line. 

Rogen and Goldberg already have another super-violent Ennis comic, Preacher, in the works as a TV show at AMC, so it seems like The Walking Dead network would have the upper hand in landing The Boys. Then again, if the pair want to go dirtier than AMC will allow, they may end up courting HBO, Showtime, or another pay cable network. It's still very early, but The Boys could end up bringing its twisted version of superheroes to TV sooner rather than later.

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