The first trailer for Amazon Prime's adaptation of The Boys has landed.
In the 59-second teaser, a montage shows the Seven -- this world's version of the Justice League, more or less -- performing some not-so-heroic acts. "Job one is supporting the seven brave heroes who put themselves in harm's way each and every day for us," a disembodied voice declares, inciting Jack Quaid's Hughie to respond, "Fuck the Seven!"
The series hails from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and was originally optioned by Cinemax, prior to landing at Amazon. The duo also stepped behind the camera to helm the pilot. The series -- which is based on the Dynamite Entertainment comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson that ran from 2008 to 2012 -- takes a very different approach to superheroes than most other comic book shows. The comic depicted a world in which superheroes had become amoral celebrities that often engaged in destructive and selfish behavior. The Boys, a CIA squad, are brought in to keep them in check -- or kill them, if needed.
The Boys will premiere on Amazon in Summer 2019. The series stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad.