“Suicide Squad” Star Joins “The Boys” Series

Karen Fukuhara (“Suicide Squad”) has scored a series regular role in Amazon’s straight-to-series superhero drama “The Boys” based on the Garth Ennis comic. Created by “Supernatural” and “Timeless” creator Eric Kripke, the story is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame.

A group of vigilantes known informally as ‘the boys’ set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. Fukuhara will play Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers, and uses them for explosive evisceration.

When The Boys find her, she’s savage, doesn’t speak and is a complete mystery. She later learns what it means to be human through her relationship with Frenchie. Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jesse T. Usher and Nathan Mitchell co-star.

Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are set to direct the series premiere which hails from Sony Pictures TV Studios, Original Films and Amazon. Kripke serves as showrunner.

Source: Deadline