Monday, June 11, 2018

KARL URBAN TO LEAD AMAZON'S 'THE BOYS' SUPERHERO SERIES WITH CHACE CRAWFORD AS AQUATIC HERO, JACK QUAID, ANTONY STARR, NATHAN MITCHELL, ELISABETH SHUE

  'THE BOYS' SF SERIES
KARL URBAN & CHACE CRAWFORD IN AMAZON'S SUPERHERO SHOW
Karl Urban will lead the rebellion against superheroes
I must admit I was very sad a few years ago when Fox cancelled Karl Urban's sf series Almost Human, but it seems he is finally getting back to the small screens! He will lead the cast of Amazon's superhero series THE BOYS from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson!  

THE BOYS is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. The story follows a group of vigilantes known informally as THE BOYS who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

WATER POWERS & FLASH BOLTS
The cast is led by Karl Urban as Billy Butcher: Mysterious, brutal and with a personal but secret agenda, he approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage
Antony Starr and Jack Quaid
over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of superhero A-Train (Jesse T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the Superhero franchise. The cast also has Chace Crawford (as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero), Antony Starr (as Homelander, leader
Chace Crawford and Jessie T. Usher
of the main superhero team, The Seven), Nathan Mitchell (as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and martial arts skills), Dominique McElligott (as Queen Maeve, member of The Seven), Erin Moriarty  (as Starlight who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes) and Karen
Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell and Dominique McElligott
Fukuhara (as Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers, and uses them for explosive evisceration. When The Boys find her, she’s savage, doesn’t speak and is a complete mystery). Elisabeth Shue will play the PR of the Superheroes!

14 comments:

  1. Hmmm, could perhaps be intriguing. But there's getting to be a glut of superhero/anti-superhero stuff in movies and TV, isn't there?

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    1. There is pretty much nothing else, sadly. Maybe people taking over from superheroes like in this one could be a nice new angle?

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  2. If it can get a following like Supernatural, I'm sure it will have a long run.

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    1. it being on Amazon lowers the chances for it being cancelled!

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    2. True, but those independent streaming services can be fickle. Look at how Netflix axed Disjointed before it even had a chance to rein in a following.

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    3. Disjointed really should have ended where it had, to be honest. They used up all the potential, it was fun while it lasted, but I just wasn't meant as longer than 20 episodes, any more than that would've made it a repetitive sitcom. The characters have also used up all possible fuel, there was nothing left to burn.

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  3. Let's see what they make of it, they can either ruin or make that theme!

    -Kati
    Almost Stylish

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  4. Well, Karl Urban looks like he's going to be the best Billy Butcher of the superheroes drama.
    And it seems the girls, are also 'something to write home about', not only the Boys.

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    1. They are now throwing girls, and multiratial characters everywhere to cover the diversity trend, most of the Autumn 2018 new series will have tons of Black, Asian and Hindu actors. They have even started casting disabled actors. We haven't had a disabled actor on the small screens for a very long time, I think Marlee Matlin was the last one that I remember. And I'm sure you remember that Autistic guy from LA LAW.

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  5. There have been a lot of these series with young people having super-human powers. My husband and I have been watching The Tomorrow People. Same premise.

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    1. they're the new vampires, next stop fairies, methinks

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  6. heroes with a twist of supernatural? That will be awesome for me :)

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