Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been hard at work bringing Preacher to the small screen, and they’ve already lined up their next Garth Ennis adaptation.
Rogen, Goldberg and Neal Moritz have jumped on The Boys, Cinemax’s planned adaptation of the dark graphic novel penned by Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. According to Deadline, the series will be written and co-developed by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
The story tells of a time in which most superheroes are reckless celebs, taking part in questionable behaviour that compromises the safety of the world. It’s the job of a CIA squad, known as “the boys,” to keep an eye on these superheroes and even eliminate them if necessary.
Paramount Pictures and Columbia had been circling The Boys for a number of years before Cinemax picked it up. The studios had originally planned to adapt the graphic novel into a feature, but that failed to get off the ground.
The Boys, which will also see Rogen and Goldberg directing, marks yet another comic adaptation for Cinemax, following their series pick up of Robert Kirman’s Outcast.