Hot on the heels of today’s first trailer for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, Amazon has released a trailer for their upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys. Series executive producer Seth Rogen tweeted the NSFW video earlier this morning:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 24, 2019
“Based on one of my favorite comics of all time,” Rogen wrote, “I’m proud to have helped bring #TheBoys to life.” The actor and producer is clearly a fan of writer Garth Ennis’s work, having also helped adapt his and Steve Dillon’s Preacher for television.
The Boys, which debuts on Amazon Prime later this year, follows a titularly-named shadowy team of superpowered individuals as they police the behavior of a superhero community that has bought into and been corrupted by their celebrity status in society. Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, and Elisabeth Shue are among the stars of the series.
It’s always a little hard to gauge how something looks based on these quick-cut trailers, but there’s definitely some crazy stuff going on (what’s with that dolphin?), and some brief shots of superheroes doing decidedly unheroic things. I’ve honestly never read Ennis and Robertson’s series, but this trailer kind of makes me want to check it out.
The Boys debuts on Amazon Prime later this year.