Meet the Boys: what to expect from the new series comics Amazon
There we are! Is less than a week the arrival of the long awaited summer series for Amazon Prime Video, The Boys, based on the novel by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and adapted for tv by Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Preacher) had already been renewed for a second season.
The series, just as the original comic, but more anchored in our contemporary world, presents itself as the Anti-Marvel par excellence. The series will appreciate all those who complain about the excessive “be family” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially now that it is owned by Disney.
In this sense, The Boys is the analysis of the market to be “super” today, don't be, the want to become, to help others and those who actually abuse of its powers, seeing himself as a star. A serial attentive not only to the numbers and polls, just like we were in a political campaign, but also to the demographics that lead to the various superheroes to ethnicity, sexual orientation, and so on. At the same time, The Boys seems to be the natural evolution, which started with Breaking Bad and continued with various experiments on television last Good Girls, about what happens when a good person ends up committing acts that are questionable. It seems to be extremely rewarding for the public to see it, perhaps because of the reflection of what you actually would like to do but don't have the courage.
To present The Boys, after having seen the first two episodes in the preview, and to avoid any inconvenient spoiler – that you've read the original comic or not – we'll be revealing enough to approach the vision from the point of view of the main characters and divided into “teams”.
Jack Quaid is “Wee” Hughie Campbell
The protagonist-the first point of view of the story. A boy that is shy, clumsy, nerdy and, above all, without ever really wanting to fight for himself, which will kill a loved one right before your eyes. It makes him a superhero, one of the Seven. This is a good reason to start a fight?
Karl Urban is Billy Butcher
An FBI agent (more or less), a stranger (more or less), very good with his fists and weapons, but also full of charm and skeletons in the closet, the classic detective, a bit scruffy from the dubious past that, however, seems to want to do the right thing.
Tomer Kapon is Frenchie
Arms dealer, drug dealer, a crossroads of many illegal activities and of many ethnic groups which by that touch of aphrodisiac.
Laz Alonso is Mother's Milk | Karen Fukuhara is Female
We have not yet seen in the first two episodes, but will be part of The Boys, too. We'll see at what price...
Erin Moriarty is Annie January Starlight
The female protagonist-the second point of view. She has her powers from birth, would like to become a part of the Seven, has always been his desire to be able to best help others. If the audience were part of the team, you could collide with a reality that is very different from what she expected to Vought.
Antony Starr is Homelander
Parody of Captain America, despite the rest of the team remarks of the Justice League, and then the superheroes of DC, instead of being the mighty leader that has the Cap with the coat-american flag instead of the shield, is a “voyeur” (thanks to the X-ray vision, which has among the numerous powers that makes it as close to Superman) madly in love with the character of Elizabeth Shue. Wants the group always follow the straight path: that is the most hypocritical of all?
Dominique McElligott is Queen Maeve
Parody of Wonder Woman, her at the moment, we know little except that she is the only woman in the group, and then also the one that represents the “clash of genre” between superheroes.
Jessie Usher is A-Train
Parody of the Flash, between the proud and the arrogant, seems to have, paradoxically, never enough time for anyone.
Chace Crawford is the Abyss / The Deep
Parody of Aquaman, he feels the joke of the group, and then needs, in some way, to pursue remedies, the their role and its importance. The prototype of the bully.
Alex Hassell is Translucent
The other “voyeur” of the group, thanks to its power (it is made of a transparent material, it is not that it disappears) is omnipresent with eyes and ears everywhere. Side note: is a character created just for the series, takes place from the comics of Jack From Jupiter, that it was a parody of Martian Manhunter.
Nathan Mitchell is Black Noir
Of him we know very little at the moment given that he never speaks and is always with their faces covered.
Elisabeth Shue is madelyn has Stillwell
The Senior Vice President of Hero Management of Vought. Has the task of keeping the secrets of his precious Seven, to take care of their public image and their contracts, in the defence of that city or of that part of the world. A kind of d X much more machiavellian and unscrupulous. At the same time wanted to be a mother at her age at all costs, just as is the mother, the putative” of the Seven. Will know how to balance her two lives without doing too much damage to both?
The Boys offers a fun version, and irreverent take on what could happen if super heroes, famous celebrities, influential politicians and venerable as they were, abusassero of their powers instead of use them to do good. The story tells of the “no-power” against the powerful, The Boys who throw themselves into a heroic adventure to reveal the truth about The Seven and Vought – the company multi-billion dollar a which is attached to these superheroes, and is able to cover all their dirty secrets.
The Boys are Hughie (Jack Quaid, The Hunger Games), Billy Butcher (Karl Urban, Star Trek), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso, Detroit), Frenchie (Tomer Capon, Hostages), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad). Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) plays as a guest star, the father of Hughie. The superheroes of The Seven are led by Homelander (Antony Starr, Banshee) and include Starlight (Erin Moriarty, Captain Fantastic), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott, House of Cards), the A-Train (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence), The Deep (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell, Supernatural). The actress nominated for an academy award winner Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) plays madelyn has Stillwell, the Senior Vice President of Hero Management of Vought.
Based on the comic best-seller, New York Times, created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys has been developed by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), of which he is also an author, executive producer and director of the last episode. At the side of Kripke, there are executive producers Seth Rogen (Preacher) and Evan Goldberg (Preacher), and James Weaver (Preacher) of Point Grey Pictures, Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Pavun Shetty (New Girl) and Ori Marmur (Preacher) of the Original Film, as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Robertson are also the co-executive producers. The pilot was directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane).
The original series for Amazon Prime Video in the eight episodes is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.
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