According to Deadline, the show, developed by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is expected to debut in early 2019.
“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre,” Amazon’s Sharon Tal Yguado said in a statement. “With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”
The project was originally developed for Cinemax, but the pay cable channel ultimately chose to pass on the show. Amazing began courting the series by ordering a script from writer Eric Kripke. Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot. The duo, who are also behind AMC’s Preacher, will also serve as executive producers on the project.
Sony Pictures TV Studios will co-produce the series with both Amazon and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films.
Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys, which ran for 72 issues from 2008 to 2012, depicted a world wherein superheroes had become amoral celebrities that often engaged in destructive and selfish behavior. The Boys are a CIA squad that keeps those heroes in check, taking them out permanently, if need be.
Millar said that he asked the best comic book artist in the industry to draw this landmark new book. Unfortunately, Rob Liefeld is apparently not involved, but he did a pretty good job in selecting his second choice: Olivier Coipel. Announced today on Entertainment Weekly (but not in the headline), Coipel will be joining Millar for a six-issue comic called The Magic Order, described as:
“Five families of magicians have spent generations protecting humankind while living among them as normal-seeming neighbors and co-workers. But when a new enemy emerges and starts picking off the wizards one by one, it forces them to take new measures.”
Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife’s death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about–his own.
This sendup of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter) for an original graphic novel as outlandish as The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Brian Michael Bendis has written for Marvel Comics for nearly 18 years, working on titles ranging from Ultimate Spider-Man and Daredevil to Secret Invasion and Jessica Jones. However, that era is coming to an end this morning with an announcement from DC Comics. Continue reading
Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Snow Blind, an hourlong witness protection drama based on the graphic novel by Ollie Masters (DC/Vertigo’s The Kitchen) and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), from Prison Break executive producer and Dominion creator/showrunner Vaun Wilmott, Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox TV. Continue reading
Join Forbidden Panel’s Daniel Whitfield and Camille Alaras for their signing and release of The Plagued Volume 1.
This event will be Wednesday November 1st at 4 Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga. Be there at 5:30pm to meet this amazing duo and purchase a book or two.
In this episode AJ and the PanelCast crew dive into the possible over saturation of comics books in main stream media. Also, AJ takes some time to introduce the new crew. Followed up by a bunch of random geeky conversation.
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Due to issues beyond our control, this episode has a lot of echo in the recording. We apologize for the low quality in recording and promise to improve in the next episode.
Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix 22 December.