Thanks to the success of their Preacher show on AMC (everyone forgiving them for The Green Hornet), Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are apparently getting opportunities to make all of the comic book adaptations they want. Earlier this year, they began developing a movie based on Robert Kirckman, Ryan Ottley, and Cory Walker’s long-running superhero comic Invincible, and now Amazon has picked up their TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys. The project was originally in the works at Cinemax, but Deadline says that Amazon has now taken it over, with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke joining up with Goldberg and Rogen—who are set to direct the series.
The original The Boys comic ran from 2008 to 2012, and it centered on a black-ops team—”The Boys”—who try to stop the corrupt superheroes of the world from abusing their powers. Basically, it sounds like The Boys will be a superhero show about a world where superheroes are bad and a team of operatives try to stop them from doing bad things.