The live-action superhero drama series "The Boys", based on the subversive comic book series by "Preacher" creator Garth Ennis and illustrator Darick Robertson, has been picked up by Amazon Studios with an eight-episode order, co-produced by Sony Pictures TV Studios and Original Films:
"...in a world where 'superheroes' exist, many are corrupted by their celebrity status, often engaging in fascist, reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world.
"While the masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the 'supes' don't get out of line...
"Introducing 'Billy Butcher', 'Wee Hughie', 'Mother's Milk', 'The Frenchman' and 'The Female' aka 'The Boys'.
"They are a 'CIA'-backed team , each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower!
"Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled.
"And some of them - sometimes - need to be taken out of the picture..."
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