With Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys currently assembling its cast, now comes word that Elisabeth Shue is joining the series.
As revealed by Deadline, the Karate Kid, Back to the Future franchise, Leaving Las Vegas, Hollow Man and CSI favourite has landed a to-be-revealed role in the hotly anticipated adaptation. Shue joins a cast that includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Karen Fukuhara and Jessie T. Usher.
For those not familiar with The Boys, the comic series ran from 2006 up until 2012, focussing on a group who keep 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 previously pegged to direct some episodes. Goldberg and Rogen, of course, having already brilliantly adapted Preacher for the small screen.
The Boys will premiere its eight-episode first season on Amazon Video next year.