Erin Moriarty (“Jessica Jones”, “True Detective”) is set to play Annie January/Starlight in the upcoming series adaptation of Garth Ennis’ twisted comic book series “The Boys” at Amazon.
The story set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and engage in reckless behavior that compromises the safety of the world.
The action follows a CIA squad, known informally as ‘the boys,’ whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them.
Starlight is a young woman with superhero powers who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes. Her dream is to be a real superhero like the famous elite superhero team Seven who recruit her.
“Preacher” trio Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz will produce the series for Sony Pictures TV Studios and Original Films with “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke also onboard.
The series is slated to begin production next year for a 2019 airing.