With The Boys premiere on Amazon Video coming up on July 26, creator Garth Ennis and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg chatted about transitioning the explicit story from the comic pages to the screen. Rogen and Goldberg promised that the show will remain true to the source material and that Ennis’ fascinating characters remain at the forefront.
Showrunner Eric Kripke and cast members Simon Pegg (the inspiration for Wee Hughie in the comic and Big Hughie in the series) and Karl Urban share that the combination of satire and shocking never-before-seen content were all factors in their decision to come on board. Jack Quaid (Wee Hughie) said, “There’s at least one moment in every episode where I say ‘I’ve never seen that before.’ The show is bananas. Truly bananas.”
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Ennis also answered some questions about the show, including how he felt when he heard his “most messed up comic” was getting a live action adaptation. Ennis replied, “Obviously it’s good news. It is NOT my most messed up comic.” When asked about how much of Billy Butcher’s backstory viewers will get he admitted that he honestly didn’t know.
“There are many elements of Butcher’s story that you just can’t put on TV,” he explained. “You’re not going to see what happened to his wife. That’s going to change. “
To hear more from Ennis about The Boys, view the full interview below.
On a related note, check out this The Boys fully painted bus celebrating the premiere in NYC, caught by the Beat’s staff. You never know what you’ll see out there: