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Karl Urban Gets Bloody in NSFW Trailer for Amazon Prime’s Adaptation of ‘The Boys’ (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - January 25, 2019

One of the great things about the recent comic book adaptation boom is that it's bringing some outstanding but sadly lesser known titles into the spotlight. Garth Ennis' bloody and violent The Boys is the perfect example of something that couldn't have been adapted before the age of superhero saturation, but is now getting the deluxe treatment via a new Amazon Prime original series.

The series follows an elite team of super-powered individuals working for the CIA whose task it is to keep tabs on the current crop of celebrity superheroes. In Ennis' world, superheroes do much more publicity than crime-fighting, and are mostly viewed as a joke by "The Boys" as this task force is known. While this isn't really a traditional trailer—it's mostly just an assemblage of clips—it does give us our first look at the main crew consisting of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), "Wee" Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), The Female (Karen Fukuhara), The Frenchman (Tomer Kapon), and Mother's Milk (Laz Alonzo).

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are executive producing the series, their second foray into the world of dark comic book adaptations following their work on AMC's Preacher. While there's no premiere date for the show yet, this footage looks pretty close to finished, and I imagine we'll see this in the first half of 2019.



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