Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the creative team behind the TV adaption of Preacher, are set to adapt another comic book title called The Boys.
The Boys is a comic from Dynamite Entertainment and will be adapted as a TV show for Cinemax. It follows a group of government-funded black-ops bruisers who blackmail and beat down superheroes gone bad.
Garth Ennis creator of the title had this to say about its release in the current trend of superhero franchises:
“Ten years ago, if you introduced The Boys to a mainstream audience, they would’ve been mystified. They would be able to identify roughly who was standing in for Batman, Superman, the Hulk, probably Spider-Man and Captain America. Not beyond that. Now, 10 years on, with the success of the various franchises, mainstream audiences have been educated in the world of superheroes. So when an Iron Man-esque guy pops up, they’ll know who that is. That’s going to be simpler.”