NEW YORK, OCTOBER 5, 2018 – Amazon Studios’ highly-anticipated series The Boys took the stage at New York Comic Con with a panel discussion with the cast and creators - and a first look at the subversive superhero series. In addition, fans were treated to a surprise cameo from Simon Pegg, whose likeness was the inspiration for “Hughie” in the original comic book series. It was revealed, with a quintessential awkward family photo, that Pegg will be appearing in the series as Hughie’s (Jack Quaid) dad.
The Supes of “The Seven” are A-TRAIN (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence), HOMELANDER (Antony Starr, Banshee), STARLIGHT (Erin Moriarty, Captain Fantastic), QUEEN MAEVE (Dominique McElligott, House of Cards), THE DEEP (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl) and BLACK NOIR (Nathan Mitchell, Supernatural).
Along with Quaid, The Boys are rounded out by BUTCHER (Karl Urban, Star Trek), MOTHER’S MILK (Laz Alonso, Detroit), FRENCHIE (Tomer Kapon, Hostages) and THE FEMALE (Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad).
The Amazon Studios hour-long superhero drama is developed and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural). The eight-episode Prime Original series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Kripke, Point Grey Pictures’ Evan Goldberg (Preacher), Seth Rogen (Preacher) and James Weaver (Preacher), Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Ori Marmur (Preacher) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Jason Netter and Ken Levin. Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, who created the comic book on which the series is based, will also co-executive produce.
The Boys is scheduled for a 2019 global release, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.