The upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys has moved to bring in several faces to join Erin Moriarty.
The True Detective and Jessica Jones actress was previously announced as playing Starlight in the series, and now Deadline has word that she’ll be joined by American Gothic’s Antony Starr, The Last Tycoon’s Dominique McElligott, Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford, Survivor’s Remorse’s Jessie T. Usher, and iZombie’s Nathan Mitchell. In terms of roles, Starr will be playing Homelander, the leader of the superhero group known as The Seven, while McElligott is Queen Maeve, Usher is A-Train, Crawford is The Deep – all fellow members of The Seven. As for Mitchell, he’s set to play fellow hero Black Noir.
For those not familiar with The Boys, the comic series ran from 2006 up until 2012, focussing on a group who kept superheroes in check when needed. With plenty of R-rated adult-driven action, the series soon became a favourite of many comic book fans, particularly for how it often gave skewed and alternative views on a whole host of superhero staples.
Supernatural’s Eric Kripke has created the series and will serve as showrunner, with Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen directing. Goldberg and Rogen, of course, having already brilliantly adapted Preacher for the small screen.