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Karl Urban Cast As Billy Butcher In Amazon Adaptation of THE BOYS

Announced by Hollywood Reporter, Karl Urban has been cast to star in the television adaptation of the dramatic comic series The Boys by Garth Ennis. The Star Trek and Lord of the Rings actor last had a regular role in the Fox sci-fi drama Almost Human, and will be playing the role of Billy Butcher - the mysterious and brutal main character with a secret agenda. 

The Boys is set in a world where superheroes are treated as celebrities, and as such can be corrupted by the same powers and fame that can be seen in our world. Due to the danger of superheroes embracing the darker sides of their fame, a group of vigilantes known informally as "the boys" is created to take down the corrupt superheroes. 

Urban joins Jack Quaid, Jessie T. Usher, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford and Nathan Mitchell. Eric Kripke (Supernatural) is set to serve as creator and showrunner with Seth Rogen directing and Evan Goldberg producing. A premiere date for the anticipated television series has yet to be announced.

For a list of tie-in titles for The Boys from Dynamite Entertainment, see below or check out our Edelweiss+ catalog here.

Title ISBN Release Date
The Art of The Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson 9781606905371 3/10/2015
The Boys Definitive Edition Volume 1 9781933305806 12/30/2008
The Boys Definitive Edition Volume 2 9781606900734 11/10/2009
The Boys Definitive Edition Volume 4 9781606903407 11/20/2012
The Boys Definitive Edition Volume 6 9781606904350 12/10/2013
The Boys Volume 1: The Name of the Game 9781933305738 4/21/2008
The Boys Volume 2: Get Some 9781933305684 3/4/2008
The Boys Volume 2: Get Some Limited Edition 9781606900970 11/10/2009
The Boys Volume 3: Good for the Soul 9781933305929 10/14/2008
The Boys Volume 3: Good For The Soul Limited Edition 9781606900987 1/26/2010
The Boys Volume 4 9781606900352 7/14/2009
The Boys Volume 4: We Gotta Go Now Limited Edition 9781606900994 12/29/2009
The Boys Volume 5: Herogasm 9781606900826 12/8/2009
The Boys Volume 5: Herogasm Limited Edition 9781606901397 4/13/2010
The Boys Volume 6: Self-Preservation Society Limited Edition 9781606901410 7/13/2010
The Boys Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society 9781606901250 4/13/2010
The Boys Volume 7: The Innocents 9781606901502 11/16/2010
The Boys Volume 8: Highland Laddie 9781606902073 4/19/2011
The Boys Volume 9: The Big Ride 9781606902202 11/22/2011
The Boys Volume 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker 9781606902646 3/20/2012
The Boys Volume 11: Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men 9781606903414 6/19/2012
The Boys Volume 12: The Bloody Doors Off 9781606903735 12/11/2012