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.
|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|