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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to develop Garth Ennis' The Boys for Cinemax

04.06.2016
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Seth Rogen Evan Goldberg Eric Kripke The Boys Cinemax Garth Ennis

It seems as though Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg aren't quite done playing in Garth Ennis' world; the pair have been shopping a series based upon Ennis' The Boys comic for a few months now and, per Deadline, the potential series has found a home at Cinemax. The Boys is set in a world where most of planet's superheroes have been corrupted by their celebrity status and thus often engage in reckless behavior which threatens the safety of the world. It's up to a CIA squad, known as The Boys, to keep watch over those superheroes and, if they step out of line, eliminate them.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be developing The Boys along with Supernatural's Eric Kripke, who will be writing the series, with Rogen and Goldberg taking on directing duties for the pilot. Given that much of Garth Ennis' work contains its fair share of sex and violence, it's probably fitting that The Boys has ended up at Cinemax.

As you know, this isn't the first time that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have adapted a Garth Ennis property; the pair have been working on Preacher for some time and their hard work will hopefully pay off when the series debuts on AMC on May 22, 2016. Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God.

Source: Deadline

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10:43AM on 04/07/2016

Aw gawd....

Not these guys again. Rogen oughta be banned from ever being a director ever again, after the stupid sodding mess he made out of "Green Hornet". Whoever thought this was a good idea needs to be slapped.

I'm a HUGE fan of the comic series; I've even got some ideas on how this should be cast. I think the time is right for it---Marvel's movies have been selling out theaters for years now. "The Boys" is a great balance, even better than "Deadpool"...a sort of Kevin Smith-"Dogma" version of
Not these guys again. Rogen oughta be banned from ever being a director ever again, after the stupid sodding mess he made out of "Green Hornet". Whoever thought this was a good idea needs to be slapped.

I'm a HUGE fan of the comic series; I've even got some ideas on how this should be cast. I think the time is right for it---Marvel's movies have been selling out theaters for years now. "The Boys" is a great balance, even better than "Deadpool"...a sort of Kevin Smith-"Dogma" version of the Almighty Marvel franchise.

But Rogen as a director/showrunner type? EPIC FAIL.
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2:41PM on 04/07/2016
You know he didn't direct Green Hornet, right?
You know he didn't direct Green Hornet, right?
10:00AM on 04/07/2016

Love this.

It was a great series. Would have rather seen a movie, but hey.
It was a great series. Would have rather seen a movie, but hey.
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10:44AM on 04/07/2016
There's enough material to actually make 2-3 movies...it's too "blue" to get it on TV. Better to get it into the theater and accept a NC-17 rating.
There's enough material to actually make 2-3 movies...it's too "blue" to get it on TV. Better to get it into the theater and accept a NC-17 rating.
2:42PM on 04/07/2016
Too blue for TV? Have you seen TV lately? Or, more specifically, have you seen Cinemax?
Too blue for TV? Have you seen TV lately? Or, more specifically, have you seen Cinemax?
1:39AM on 04/07/2016

Just a bit concerned

I love that they are adapting ennis work but hopefully Rogen can finish what he started with Preacher first
I love that they are adapting ennis work but hopefully Rogen can finish what he started with Preacher first
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10:10PM on 04/06/2016
I might be down with this if they could get Simon Pegg to do it.
I might be down with this if they could get Simon Pegg to do it.
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10:36AM on 04/07/2016
Agreed.
Agreed.
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