Eric Kripke and Seth Rogen Adapting Garth Ennis’s “The Boys” for Cinemax

The-Boys 2Are we witnessing the start of new Hollywood bromance here? Not on screen, this time though. Seems like Seth Rogen has a serious creative crush on Garth Ennis. Rogen is one of the exec producers on AMC’s Preacher, based on one of Ennis’s comic series (and which is garnering some seriously positive advance buzz) and now comes news that he joined forces with Supernatural and Revolution creator Erik Kripke to develop another Ennis project, The Boys, as a series for Cinemax.

The Boys, which ran from 2008 to 2012, is set in a world where superheroes have run amok and get involved in reckless behaviour, potentially jeopardising the safety of the world (a theme that’s very “in” at the moment). “The Boys” of the title are the members of a division of the CIA that watches over the superheroes to make sure they stay in line, and when necessary, kill them.

In addition to The Boys, Kripke is also currently working on NBC science-fiction project Time. Cinemax also has Robert (The Walking Dead) Kirkman’s new series Outcast ready for imminent broadcast in the States (which will turn up on FOX in the UK sometime this year).


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