With Amazon currently adapting Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys for the small screen, the show has moved to add Laz Alonso to its ranks.
As per Deadline, the Mysteries of Laura actor has been brought in to play Mother’s Milk in the series. That role is pegged as “second in command of The Boy, Mother’s Milk is a great detective, highly intelligent and observant, and an intuitive investigator.”
Alonso joins a cast that already includes Anthony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Nathan Mitchell, and Erin Moriarty.
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.
The Boys will premiere its eight-episode first season on Amazon Video next year.