Deadline reports that creative duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be adapting another mature comic book for television.
The pair will be developing a TV series based on the Garth Ennis comic The Boys for Cinemax with Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke writing the series. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct.
Set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world. It centers on a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys,” whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them.
A feature film had been talked about for years but never really came together, not unlike Preacher before Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developed that into a series instead as well.
Simon Pegg famously wanted to play the character Wee Hughie in the film adaptation, it’ll be interesting if he wants to do the TV version.