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[04/05/18 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 5
Updates include: Karl Urban to star in Amazon's "The Boys"; Paramount Network orders comedy "First Wives Club" to pilot; and "Hidden Figures," "High Fidelity" eyed for TV adaptations.

[03/21/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
Updates include: Daniel Ezra tapped to lead The CW's "Spencer"; Bernard David Jones lands starring role in FOX's "Our People"; and Karen Fukuhara is the latest to report for Amazon's "The Boys."

[03/06/18 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 6
Updates include: The CW locks in plans for potential spin-off to "The Originals"; Noah Wyle to lead "Red Line" at CBS; and Dax Shepard to star opposite Lake Bell in FOX's "Bless This Mess."

[03/05/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 5
Updates include: Vanessa Williams cast in "False Profits" at ABC; Beth Behrs to star in FOX's "Our People"; and Laz Alonso latest tapped for "The Boys" at Amazon.

[01/17/18 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 17
Updates include: Amazon parts ways with three comedies; Kristen Wiig to star in comedy series for Apple; and Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott among latest cast in Amazon's "The Boys."

[12/18/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 18
Updates include: BBC America cancels "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"; Amazon passes on its latest comedy pilots; and NBC eyes a revival of "The Office" for the 2018-19 season.

[11/08/17 - 09:08 AM]
Amazon Greenlights Original Superhero Series "The Boys," Based on Comic Book from Preacher Creator Garth Ennis and Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
The series is scheduled to begin filming in the spring of 2018 for a 2019 release.

[09/08/17 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 8
Updates include: Amazon unveils five new projects, including two series orders; ABC takes latest stab at "The Greatest American Hero" revival; and Syfy passes on drama pilot "The Machine."

[04/06/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 6
Updates include: FYI pulls the plug on "Kocktails with Khloé"; Jamie Bamber among latest cast in ABC's "Model Woman"; and Warren Christie bound for "Eyewitness" at USA.







BOYS, THE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
4/6/16 - 4/5/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
eight episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, November 2017) Amazon today announced that it has greenlit original one-hour superhero drama The Boys to series. The eight-episode Prime Original Series will be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and created and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (Preacher). The series will be executive produced by Kripke, Goldberg, Rogen, Original Film's Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Ori Marmur (Preacher) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Point Grey Pictures' James Weaver (Preacher). Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, who created the comic book on which the series is based, are also slated to co-executive produce. In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, The Boys centers on 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antony Starr as Homelander
· Chace Crawford as The Deep
· Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve
· Erin Moriarty as Starlight/Annie
· Jack Quaid as Hughie
· Jessie T. Usher as A-Train
· Karen Fukuhara as Female
· Karl Urban as Billy Butcher
· Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk
· Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir
CREW INFORMATION:
· Darick Robertson as BOOK/CO-EP
· Eric Kripke as CRTR/EP
· Evan Goldberg as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Garth Ennis as BOOK/CO-EP
· James Weaver as EP
· Neal H. Moritz as EP
· Ori Marmur as EP
· Pavun Shetty as EP
· Seth Rogen as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Original Film
· Point Grey Pictures
· Sony Pictures Television