The Boys looks like it's going to be the most fun comic-book story since Deadpool 4 weeks ago

The Boys looks like it's going to be the most fun comic-book story since Deadpool

This is definitely one to watch.

At the start of the year, we marked The Boys as one of the new shows to keep your eye on and after the first trailer was released, our hype levels only increased.

In fact, we marked it again as one of the new shows to watch in the second half of 2019 and Amazon have released some new footage of their violent new series, adapted from Garth Ennis’ beloved graphic novel.

Truth be told, we were sold on the series as soon as we heard that Karl Urban was involved - he's only been in Dredd, The Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy, and Thor: Ragnarok - but it appears that the show's creator, Eric Kripke, has nailed the darkly violent and comedic tone.

In terms of the plot, The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about "The Seven" - this universe's version of the Justice League or the Avengers.

We're getting a very strong Deadpool meets Inglorious Basterds vibe here and that's definitely not a bad thing.

Oh yeah, it appears that The Boys might even give Game of Thrones a good run for its money in the gore stakes. Bring it on!

In terms of the cast, The Boys are Billy Butcher (Karl Urban, Star Trek), Hughie (Jack Quaid, The Hunger Games), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso, Detroit), Frenchie (Tomer Capon, Hostages), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad).  Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) guest stars as Hughie’s father.

The Boys is available to watch on Amazon from 26 July.

Take a look at what's in store.

Clip via Amazon Prime Video