A new NSFW trailer is here that explains a lot about this new series; Amazon’s The Boys wears its dark humor on its sleeve to good effect in this graphic novel-based story about a world where superheroes don’t always do right all of the time.

In a real-world cluttered with superhero stories, the story told in this one distinguishes itself by being about the rest of us that don’t have super-special abilities living in a world where some people do and sometimes abuse them with the rest of us paying the price for their bad behavior.

The Boys, Amazon’s new and upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel, is the latest entry into the battle of the streaming services for the next big hit based on original content. The Boys is a series about a team of blue-collar vigilantes who take down corrupt superheroes with extreme prejudice. The show’s narrative also includes The 7, your superhero stand-ins that allow the writers to take some liberties with comic book tropes and flawed heroes.

Here’s what the synopsis looks like: In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.

Eric Kripke (Supernatural) is the executive producer and writer of The Boys series with Dan Trachtenberg directing the pilot. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also on board as executive producers. The show stars Karl Urban, Karen Fukuhara, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, Anthony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jesse T. Usher, Chance Crawford, Simon Pegg, and Jack Quaid. The series premieres on Amazon Prime July 26th.

Our Score
C

By Craig Suide

A genuine (OCD) enthusiast of Sci-FI and fantasy. Addicted to stories. a life-long fan of movies, TV, and pop culture in general. Purchased first comic book at age five, and never stopped. Began reading a lot early on, and discovered ancient mythology, and began reading science fiction around the same time. Made first attempts at writing genre fiction around age 12 Freelance writer for Sci-Fi Nerd (Facebook), retired professional gourmet chef. ex-musician, and illustrator

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