We’ve yet to see how Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ‘Preacher’ series pans out, but that has not stopped the writing-directing duo from tackling another Garth Ennis property, with Deadline hearing word that a small screen adaptation of Ennis’ ‘The Boys’ is next on the cards.

Written by Ennis and drawn by Darick Robertson, ‘The Boys’ is set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behaviour, compromising the safety of the world.

The series will centre around Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female, aka “The Boys”: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them.

Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot, like they did with the upcoming ‘Preacher,’ and serve as executive producers. ‘Supernatural’ creator Eric Kripke is on board to script and co-produce the series.

The comic series, originally published by DC’s Wildstorm imprint, was cancelled after six issues, because, as Ennis explained, DC found the anti-superhero tone to be too unsettling. It later found a home at Dynamite Entertainment where it ran until 2012.

  • Joseph McCarthy

    Wonder if Simon Pegg will be involved? Wee Hughie’s likeness is based on him