Acclaimed and quickly rising “10 Cloverfield Lane” director Dan Trachtenberg will take over from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as director of Amazon’s pilot episode for the long-awaited adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic series “The Boys”.
Rogen and Goldberg, who also executive produce the Ennis comic adaptation “Preacher” for AMC, have had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts but remain very much onboard as executive producers. Trachtenberg will direct the first episode only for now.
Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Jack Quaid, Nathan Mitchel, Erin Moriarty, and Karen Fukuhara are on board to star in the series set in a world in which superheroes run rampant.
The story follows a CIA black ops team tasked with monitoring the ‘heroes’ who have become corrupt: spying on them, blackmailing them, and even occasionally roughing them up to force them to stay in line. Filming this spring and will hit Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2019.