The Boys is one of the more graphic TV shows in recent memory, loaded with gore, sexual situations, and a whole lot more. But despite Amazon being okay with so much adult content on display in the series, there was one scene that they thought crossed the line. Below, show creator Eric Kripke reveals the details behind The Boys deleted scene.
‘The Boys’ Showrunner Erick Kripke on the Challenge of Adapting the Comic and Knowing How Far to Go [Interview]
Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Many comic books deconstruct what it actually means to be a superhero. Watchmen questions the morality of extraordinary being nominating themselves heroes. X-Men explores mutants with abilities as a persecuted minority. Now, The Boys speculates what if superheroes were just straight-up dicks? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced the Amazon Prime adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic series. Eric Kripke is their showrunner.
In the first episode, Hughie (Jack Quaid) becomes anti-superhero when A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) speed runs his girlfriend into oblivion. Homelander (Antony Starr) can fly and shoot laserbeams from his eyes, but he won’t always use those powers to save people. Male superheroes in The Seven sexually harass the women like Maeve (Dominique McElligott) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty).
Kripke spoke with /Film by phone last week just before he left for Comic-Con to present The Boys. The series is streaming now on Amazon Prime.
Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Rejoice, Timeless fans. After the show was cancelled (for a second time), many worried there would be no closure for the time-traveling TV series. But NBC has decided to throw Timeless one last bone, giving the go-ahead to a two-part series finale. The Timeless series finale will arrive in time for the holiday season.
Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
Karl Urban is going to crack open some cold ones with The Boys. The Thor: Ragnarok actor is the latest addition to Amazon’s new series adapted from the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book. The series is set in a world where superheroes exist, and have grown corrupted by their fame. As a result, the CIA employs a secret team to monitor them. Urban will play the leader of the superhero monitoring team. Read on for more info on The Boys cast.
Interview: ‘Timeless’ Producers on Casting Historical Figures and Bringing Back Spielberg-Style Optimism
Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Fred Topel
This month, NBC is going back in time with the premiere of their new series Timeless. From producers Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revolution) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield, of course), Timeless is about a trio of heroes with a time machine who have to chase a terrorist with another time machine through history.
Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) is a historian recruited to lead Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) in pursuit of Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnji?). Already in their first mission to the launch of the Hindenburg, they alter Lucy’s present and Garcia reveals some information he has about her future.
During their panel for the Television Critics Association, Kripke and Ryan mentioned the NBC classic Quantum Leap as a good example of time travel made accessible to mainstream viewers every week. We spoke with them after the panel to get some more details about the series. We discuss some spoilers for the pilot just in case you haven’t seen it at Comic-Con. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Boys is a big middle finger to superheroes and all they stand far. It’s a gruesome, immature, often very good, and often cringe-worthy comic series that finds writer Garth Ennis indulging his worst habits while also finding opportunities to remind us that there’s a rockstar of a storyteller underneath all of the gore and dick jokes. It’s almost become a movie on several occasions. Last year, we heard that The Boys was heading to television instead. Now, it looks like it’s going to be a series on Cinemax, shepherded to the screen by many of the same folks who are bringing Preacher (another Ennis comic) to AMC.
Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Shawn Ryan‘s Mad Dogs isn’t getting a second season, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get more television projects from the prolific showrunner. His next series Time is an action adventure time travel drama pilot for NBC which he is working to create with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke. Anyone who knows me knows that Back to the Future is my favorite film of all time, so when you say Shawn Ryan is doing a time travel tv series — I’m excited. And now we’ve learned who has been cast as the main protagonists of this new series. Hit the jump to find out about the two leads headlining the Shawn Ryan Time pilot.
Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently busy adapting Garth Ennis‘ Preacher for AMC, and now they may be looking to bringing Ennis’ The Boys to television as well. The comic book series centers around a black-ops CIA team tasked with keeping superheroes in line. Read about the possible The Boys TV series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
In Lost, producer J.J. Abrams helped create a story set outside many modern technological bounds by enabling a tale stranding characters on a remote island. His new show, Revolution, goes a lot father, by positing a world in which all technology and electrical power dies. Anything that uses power simply dies one night, plunging the world into a state that is part dark age, part wild west.
Jon Favreau directed the pilot with Abrams producing and Eric Kripke (Supernatural) writing. We’ve now got a few views of the show, through an extended trailer, and a handful of clip from the show. It certainly isn’t short on scale, as you’ll see below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
As Jon Favreau continues to prep what we think will be his next feature directorial gig, Magic Kingdom, he’s taking some time to work with J.J. Abrams. Favreau will direct the pilot of Revolution, a new drama produced by the Lost/Alias/Felicity/Star Trek/Super 8 mastermind. The NBC show, also produced by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is about humans struggling to survive in a worth where all energy has mysteriously disappeared. Read more after the break. Read More »