Amazon has greenlit The Boys to series.  The eight-episode series is based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s irreverent comic book and is being adapted by executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), with Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, the duo behind AMC’s Preacher, on board to direct according to Deadline.  The series will begin filming in spring 2018 for a 2019 debut.

No details on casting were revealed. Amazon is co-producing The Boys with Sony Pictures TV Studios. Neal H. Moritz of Original Films will executive produce alongside Goldberg, Rogen, Ori Marmur (Preacher), Pavun Shetty, and Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver (Preacher). Ennis and Robertson will co-executive produce the series.

Amazon placed a script order on The Boys earlier this year (see "'The Greatest American Hero,' 'The Boys,' 'Game of Thrones' Piracy, 'Titans' Casting"), and it the first project ordered to series under Amazon’s push into genre programming (see "More 'Lord of the Rings'?").