An adaptation of Garth Ennis’ “Preacher” was in-development in Hollywood for a very long time, with multiple false starts involving multiple different talents over the years. Against all odds, actor/writer Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg finally became the team who managed to persevere and get the project made. While the actual quality of their upcoming AMC series has yet to be determined, the fact that it even happened is a minor miracle. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Rogen and Goldberg have now set their sights on adapting another Ennis property for television: “The Boys“.
Like “Preacher“, “The Boys” has also had its ups and downs in Hollywood over the years, with Adam McKay being the previous prominent champion of adapting the property. While McKay is now getting his comic book rocks off over at Marvel Studios, Rogen and Goldberg have taken up the cause and are bringing “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke along for the ride. The trio are currently shopping the project around in search of a development deal and everything is still in the early stages of development on it. It’s unclear how soon they might find a home for “The Boys” and how hard they are pushing to do so at the moment. Assuming “Preacher” strikes a chord with audiences when it premieres next year, it could rally networks to chase after “The Boys“, providing AMC themselves don’t scoop it up first.
For those not familiar with the book, “The Boys” involves a super-powered CIA strike team tasked with keeping reckless superheroes in line. It’s a great comic and well worth your time if you are curious enough to track it down. As always, we’ll keep you posted as this project continues to develop.
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