Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are doubling down on comic book properties coming to television with the latest being The Boys from writer Garth Ennis….
It seems Garth Ennis has found some really big fans in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
On the heels of the new series Preacher, which debuts on AMC in May, Rogen and Goldberg have now optioned another Ennis series with a development commitment from Cinemax for his ultra violent book The Boys.
Set in a world where superheroes exist but many have been corrupted by celebrity and fame — The Boys are a group of super powered CIA agents, whose only purpose is to keep those heroes in line.
The book was written by Ennis with art by Darick Robertson and now it will be adapted for Cinemax with Rogen and Goldberg on board to produce and direct with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke handling writing duties.
The Boys ran for 72 issues before ending in 2012 and the comic was a popular choice for adaptation over the years, but continued to fizzle and fail in development. The same could be said for Preacher until Rogen and Goldberg rescued that series as well and now it’s become one of the most highly anticipated new shows of the year.
The dynamic duo will look to do the same for The Boys as they put this famous work into production for a new series on Cinemax.