Rob Leane
Kirsten Howard

Jan 18, 2018

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke's new series, adapted from Garth Ennis’ The Boys, has added Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford and more…

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been instrumental in finally getting a TV adaptation of Garth Ennis’ Preacher comic book series off the ground, and now they’re hard at work on another Ennis adaptation, The Boys.

The new Amazon series from Rogen, Goldberg and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is set to arrive in early 2019, and the cast is now filling out nicely.

Deadline reports that Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) have joined Erin Moriarty in the forthcoming series. Starr will play Homelander, the leader of ‘The Seven’. McElligott will be Queen Maeve, Usher will play A-Train, Crawford will be The Deep, and Mitchell will star as Black Noir.

The Boys: the cast of Amazon's comic book adaptation grows

The Boys – written by Ellis, illustrated by Darick Robertson, and originally published by Wildstorm before moving to Dynamite Entertainment – is an ultraviolent 72-issue series about special agents policing a world of reckless superheroes, often via bloody and brutal means. A film version – with Anchorman/The Big Short‘s Adam McKay at the helm – was once looking likely, but nothing came of it.

More as it arrives.