Star Trek Beyond‘s Karl Urban will be starring in Amazon‘s superhero drama The Boys.
Based on the comic book written by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is “set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as ‘the Boys,’ who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.”
Urban will play the leader of the group, Billy Butchers. Butcher is “mysterious, brutal and with a personal but secret agenda.” He “approaches Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of superhero A-Train (Jesse T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the Superhero franchise.”
The Boys is written by Eric Kripke, and will be directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen.