Being a PG-13 website, it’s kind of hard to show too much about The Boys, but we’ll tell you all about some of the key parts of the series. Coming soon to Amazon Prime Video, The Boys looks to take the superhero world and put it back in its place. I’m sure I’m not the only one to suggest there are too many superheroes out there, so here’s a series dedicated to keeping collateral damage down and keeping these heroes in check. But here’s a little bit of backstory behind The Boys, including the source material.
Let’s just point out that one of the key thoughts behind the comics was to “‘Out-Preacher’ Preacher”. An ultra-violent, highly sexual in nature series – The comics are as adult as they can be. The series follows a covert CIA operation, who have to keep the superheroes in check – Their powers can help a lot of people, but sometimes they become reckless. With the team led by Butcher, a man with a vendetta against all superheroes, this operation took the name “The Boys” as an homage to his late wife, who was killed by her super baby during the night. It turned out his wife had been attacked by a super, which she called “One of the Big Boys” in her diary.
It’s always surprising when a series like this gets the greenlight, allowing it to be turned into what should be a relatively big series. Amazon Prime Video has had some great content in the past, as well as lots of series in the works, such as The Lord of the Rings. When you consider the success of series like Lucifer as well, I have pretty high hopes for this series, albeit the ultra violent nature of the show may be hard to stomach for some viewers.
I thought I’d just leave the trailer above, but do note, this is not a PG-13 friendly trailer. There’s a lot of violence, albeit it is rather amusing. The idea behind superhero collateral damage is awesome – This series looks flat out excellent. It looks like it has the right combination of humour and superheroics. All in all, I think I’ll be using my Amazon Prime subscription to watch this series – it’s set to come out on July 26th. What do you think though? Does this look fun, or just corny? Share your thoughts in the comments below, or over on Facebook and Twitter.