Good Neighbors Media Acquires Rights To YA Novel ‘The Naming Girl’, Jennifer Phang To Direct

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Phang’s Good Neighbors Media has secured the film and television rights to the upcoming Todd Mitchell YA novel, The Naming Girl.
The story centers on Ash Narro, who is known in her village for her peculiar knack for naming sticks, r…

‘Chernobyl,’ ‘The Boys’ Debuts, ‘Mr. Robot’ Farewell With Rami Malek Slated For Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its slate of TV offerings, including world premieres of HBO’s Chernobyl and Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys.
The lineup also includes an event marking the final season of USA’s Mr. Robot, includin…

How Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ Will Handle The Bawdy In The Current #MeToo Era – TCA

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In Garth Ennis’ comic book series The Boys, there’s some really risque events involving women that goes down, scenes in this #MeToo era which would be hard to argue as apropos.
In what sounds like a similar dystopian world that DC’s W…

‘The Boys’: First Look at ‘The Seven’ in Amazon Superhero Series (Video)

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A new look at the upcoming Amazon superhero series “The Boys” was revealed at the show’s panel at New York Comic-Con on Friday, complete with a surprise cameo from Simon Pegg, whose likeness was the inspiration for “Hughie” in the original comic book series.

Pegg will appear in the series as Hughie (Jack Quaid)’s dad.

A new promo for the series featured a commercial for Vought, the multibillion dollar superhero management company. The conglomerate’s VP of Hero Management, Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) says in the promo that Vought provides the world with the “safety, service, and super it deserves.”

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“No matter where you adventures take you, remember, Vought is here for you,” she continues. The commercial ends and the promo cuts to The Boys, who promptly give the TV the bird.

The hour-long, eight episode series stars Jessie T. Usher as A-Train, Antony Starr as Homelander, Erin Moriarty as Starlight, Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve, Chace Crawford as The Deep, Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir, Karl Urban as Butcher, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, and Karen Fukuhara as The Female.

“The Boys” was developed and written by showrunner Eric Kripke, and is 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.

Watch the promo above.

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Simon Pegg Joins Amazon’s ‘The Boys’; Makes Surprise On-Stage Appearance – New York Comic Con

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A member of Comic Con royalty joined Amazon’s The Boys today on stage in New York City as Simon Pegg made a surprise visit to announce he is joining the Amazon series.

Walking out with a “hello everybody,” The Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek …

‘Good Omens’ & ‘The Boys’ Lead Amazon Prime Video New York Comic Con Lineup

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A pair of upcoming drama series highlight Amazon Prime Video’s New York Comic Con slate announced today. The supernatural Good Omens, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, and superhero tale The Boys, with Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriart…

‘The Boys’: Tomer Capon To Play Frenchie In Amazon’s Superhero Drama Series

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Tomer Capon (When Heroes Fly) has been cast in the lead role of Frenchie in Amazon’s straight-to-series superhero drama The Boys.
Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co…

‘The Boys’: Dan Trachtenberg To Direct First Episode Of Superhero Drama Series For Amazon

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10 Cloverfield Lane helmer Dan Trachtenberg has been tapped to direct the first episode of Amazon’s straight-to-series superhero drama The Boys. He’s stepping in for executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who were set to direct the fir…

‘The Boys’: Karl Urban To Play Lead Billy Butcher In Amazon’s Superhero Series

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Karl Urban has been tapped to star in Amazon‘s straight-to-series superhero drama The Boys.
Written by Eric Kripke based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around 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…

‘The Boys’: Jack Quaid To Star In Amazon Superhero Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) is set as a lead in Amazon‘s straight-to-series drama The Boys, from Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and Sony Pictures TV.
Written by Kripke based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) & Darick Robertson and directed by Goldberg & Rogen, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around…

‘The Boys’: Laz Alonso To Co-Star In Amazon Superhero Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Laz Alonso (NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura) has been cast in Amazon‘s straight-to-series drama The Boys, from Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and Sony Pictures TV.

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Written by Kripke based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) & Darick Robertson and directed by Goldberg & Rogen, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and…

Hey man, grab your boys because it’s time for a Guys Day

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Whether you’re escaping the daily grind of Enterprise Rent-A-Car corporate culture or just taking a break from the incessant existence of your wife and kids, quality time with the boys is crucial. That’s the thesis statement of “Guys Day,” a new short film from comedians Conner O’Malley and Carmen Christopher which…

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‘The Boys’: Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott & Jessie Usher Cast In Amazon’s Superhero Drama Series

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Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) have joined Erin Moriarty as leads in Amazon‘s straight-to-series drama The Boys, Deadline has learned.

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Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where…

‘The Boys’: Erin Moriarty Cast In Amazon’s Superhero Drama Series Based On Comic Book

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Erin Moriarty is set to play one of the leads in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama The Boys, Deadline has learned.
Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt…

Seth Rogen’s Superhero Show ‘The Boys’ Swoops in With Series Order at Amazon

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Seth Rogen is here to save the day with some heroic content for Amazon. The studio has just picked up a series order for Rogen’s original one-hour superhero drama “The Boys,” the streaming service announced Wednesday. The series is based on a comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, who have been brought on as co-executive producers.

“In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, ‘The Boys’ centers on 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,” Amazon said in a press release.

Creator and showrunner Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) will pen the script for the Prime original series, with Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen directing. Sony Pictures Television Studios will co-produce the drama, with executive producers including Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (“Prison Break”), Ori Marmur (“Preacher”) and Pavun Shetty (“New Girl”), and Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver (“Preacher”).

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“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre,” Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series at Amazon, added. “With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”

“We are very happy to have the unique opportunity to produce a second series based on the subversive and innovative world of Garth Ennis,” Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, said. “And we are thankful to Sharon and her team at Amazon for their vision, partnership, and support.”

“The Boys,” which is scheduled to begin filming in the Spring of 2018 and is slated for a 2019 release, will be available on Amazon Prime Video.

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Jeff Bezos is demanding Amazon make him a Game Of Thrones

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Amazon launched a slate of new TV projects tonight, apparently prompted by the ire of CEO Jeff Bezos, who’s reportedly sick of his company’s persistent status as “that place you go to watch Transparent.” According to a new piece from Variety, Bezos is on the war path at the moment, demanding Amazon Studios find him a

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