Good News For The Boys

Garth Ennis’ series that royally rips into superheros, The Boys, appears to be heading to Amazon as a TV series, headed up by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the same producing pair who are behind the adaptation of Preacher.

After the mess that was the Green Hornet film, I was dubious of Rogen’s involvement but after two seasons, the Preacher show works a treat so I’ll be interested to see what they do with The Boys.

I wonder if they’ll keep the opening line:

Tom Cruise In Preacher?

CruiseI honestly don’t know what surprised me most: news that Tom Cruise is making a cameo in the forthcoming Preacher pilot or that the synopsis of the storyline includes this:

In the premiere, an unknown force from outer space possess preachers around the world, and eventually makes them blow up, inside out.

A “force from outer space”? What the hell? I know they’ve got to make some changes to the source material but really: an “unknown force from outer space”?

Have to admit, that doesn’t bode well.

Flash! Preacher!

It’s a good time to get back to blogging, I think. There’s been a bunch of things over the last year or so that I’ve wanted to talk about but simply haven’t had the time but with the new site, now’s as good a time as any.

I watched most of the first season of Arrow and, I’m afraid, didn’t really like it. It wasn’t bad – it was just not engaging enough; I’m not really a fan of the grim ‘n’ gritty approach so I ended up falling away. The first season of Flash, however, I absolutely adored. Sure, early episodes were the by now standard monster of the week style, but all of the characters were played so well and there was a freshness and joy to the series – even amongst the darker episodes – that it quickly became a favourite in our house.

And now the trailer for the second season:

Jay Garrick! Yes, there was the tease of his winged helmet in the final episode of season one, but he’s here! Alternate worlds! Yay!

PreacherAnd something else that I’m cautiously optimistic about is Preacher finally getting off the ground and being granted a full series.

Sure, Seth Rogen’s name doesn’t fill me with wonder as about the only thing I really know by him was the woefully inadequate Green Hornet, but I’m willing to give this a go.

I’m just waiting for the American fundamentalist Christians to start shrieking either at the poster on the left or once they get wind of the content of the series.