Amazon Unveils Full Trailer To Dark Superhero Series "The Boys"

Karl Urban's Putting Together a Team of Super Killers in The Boys Trailer

Karl Urban's Putting Together a Team of Super Killers in The Boys Trailer

Based on the comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), The Boys explores what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The series differs from the typical superhero tale and takes on a more comical and villain-focused perspective.

An adaptation of The Boys has been in the works for years in some form or another (at one point Adam McKay was going to direct a movie adaptation), but it finally came to fruition via Supernatural and Revolution showrunner Eric Kripke, who executive produces and showruns this new Amazon series. The pilot episode was directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane). The new trailer highlights the group's methods and features insane scenes including using a baby as a laser-weapon, severed hands, and fight sequences set to the Spice Girls. The Boys are also looking to take down Vought, a giant conglomerate which manages the superheros.

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The name of the group comes from Billy Butcher (played by Karl Urban in the show), the leader of the current incarnation of the Boys in comics, who took inspiration from his neighbourhood in which people send "the boys" to take care of the troublemakers.

The Boys, which stars Chace Crawford, Karen Fukuhara, Elizabeth Shue, and Karl Urban, will hit Amazon Prime Video on July 26. Although past teases have given us glimpses of the messed up world under the public-facing glitz and glamour of superheroes, this trailer's a little more leaning into our titular "heroes" have to get up to in order to expose the corruption lurking behind the Seven, the world's most beloved superheroes.

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