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Amazon's The Boys' Debut Photo Recreates the Comic's First Cover

If you were wondering how closely Amazon's live-action adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys was going to take its cues from the comic, the series' first photo might answer your question.

The image, released today by the studio, sees the show's stars recreating the iconic first cover from the comic, with Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Jennifer Esposito and the rest of the cast standing in for their comic book counterparts.

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The first photo for Amazon's live-action adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Roberson's The Boys

Based on the longrunning Dynamite Entertainment comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes are viewed as celebrities occasionally with dangerously reckless results. The CIA tasks a group of superpowered individuals known informally as "The Boys" to make ensure the heroes are kept in check. The team is overseen personally by Rayner who eventually becomes the Director of the CIA.

Co-developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the adaptation was originally optioned by Cinemax before the premium cable network passed on the project. After Rogen and Goldberg's success at developing the Ennis comic series Preacher for AMC, the adaptation was then ordered straight to series by Amazon. Rogen and Goldberg are expected to direct the series pilot episode.

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Based on the comic series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is developed for television by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen. The adaptation stars Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid, and Karen Fukuhara. It is expected to premiere on Amazon sometime in early 2019.

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