Superheroes may be more trouble than they’re worth in the latest trailer for Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke’s action-filled and darkly comedic series “The Boys” about vigilantes tasked with reigning in a group of super-powered jerks.
Set in a world where superheroes both exist and cause tons of collateral damage, the titular Boys and their leader Billy Butcher (“Star Trek’s” Karl Urban) are charged with curbing the recklessness of the Seven, a notorious collective of heroes who are adored by the public despite being mostly corrupt and terrible people who are far more interested in sex and violence than doing any good in the world.
“We’re the Seven. Earth’s most mighty, motherfucker,” one so-called hero surmises amid a trailer filled with exploding humans, laser-beam shooting baby dolls, and a Spice Girls-themed motivational speech.
“The Boys,” co-starring Elisabeth Shue (“Death Wish”), Jack Quaid (“Logan Lucky”), Karen Fukuhara (“Suicide Squad”), Jennifer Esposito (“Crash”), and Erin Moriarty (“Jessica Jones”), is based on a comic series from Garth Ennis, the same man who authored the inspiration behind Rogen and Goldberg's similarly violent TV show “Preacher.” When Seth visited the Stern Show in 2017, he told Howard all about developing “Preacher” with Goldberg, who also worked with him on hits like “Sausage Party,” “Knocked Up,” and “Superbad.” Look back at the interview here.