The first teaser trailer Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys declares that “Vought Is Here for You.”
The trailer functions as a commercial for Vought International, the morally bankrupt conglomerate that represents the equally corrupt superheroes known as The Seven and antagonist for our true heroes, The Boys. It teaser is narrated by Elisabeth Shue’s Vought executive Madelyn Stillwell and features heroic footage of the supers the company represents, followed by a less than positive response from The Boys, who will spend the season taking down the unethical superheroes in darkly comedic fashion.
In addition to the trailer, New York Comic-Con also produced another surprise: nerd king Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead), who was the original inspiration for protagonist Hughie Campbell, is joining the cast (via Deadline). Pegg has aged out of the role he inspired, which is being played by Jack Quaid, so he will be playing Hughie’s dad.
Amazon ordered the eight-episode series at the end of last year (see “'The Boys' Ordered to Series”), and the cast also includes Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Laz Alonso (Mothers Milk), Karen Kukuhara (Female), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Tomer Capon (the Frenchie), Antony Starr (The Homelander), Dominique McElligott (Queen Maeve), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Jesse T. Usher (A-Train), and Nathan Mitchell (see “'Locke & Key' at Netflix, Classic 'Doctor Who' on Twitch, 'Deadly Class' Replaces Showrunner, 'The Boys' Casting'”). The series will launch on Amazon Prime in 2019 (see “Amazon Series 'The Boys' Emulates First Graphic Novel Cover For Promo”).