Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently working on adapting Garth Ennis’ Preacher for AMC. Back in September AMC picked up the pilot and ordered a 10-episode first season.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 9, 2015
Now it appears that Rogen and Goldberg have their eyes set on their next project. According to Birth Death Movies to duo is talking to cable networks about a TV adaption of Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys.
The comic book series was canceled by DC Comics after six issues and then picked up by Dynamite for a 72-issue run.
The series is set between 2006–2008 in a world where superheroes exist. However, most of the superheroes in the series’ universe are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world. For this reason, a superpowered CIA squad, known informally as “The Boys”, is charged with monitoring the superhero community; the name is Butcher’s contribution, a reference from his neighborhood that those in power would send “the boys” to handle anyone causing trouble.
Ennis has said in an interview that the series would “out-Preacher Preacher”, presumably referring to the extreme violence and sexuality that were that series’ hallmark, and that the series would end with its seventy-second issue.
Rogen and Goldberg will have their work cut out for them to find a home for The Boys, as there are only a handful of networks that could air the type of content needed to truly represent the comic series.