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First Trailer For The Boys Drops And It Looks Unreal

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First Trailer For The Boys Drops And It Looks Unreal

In need of something new on TV to get your teeth into? If so, Amazon Prime has got you covered. The first trailer has dropped for Seth Rogen's series The Boys and it looks particularly bingeworthy.

The new show is adapted from the comic series of the same name, which was originally written by Garth Ennis - also responsible for Preacher - and co-created, designed and illustrated by Darick Robertson.

In The Boys, a group of superheroes called The Seven really take the piss with their superpowers, committing crimes and being generally quite corrupt.

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Thanks to their celebrity status and a dodgy, multi-million dollar conglomerate called Vought, the infamous crew get away with their crimes... Seems like a familiar concept?

The trailer looks pretty dark and we like it. Credit: Amazon Prime
The trailer looks pretty dark and we like it. Credit: Amazon Prime

But it was never going to be quite that easy, was it? The Boys - a small, secret CIA squad - are given the task of monitoring the superhero community, which of course leads to dramatic confrontations and loads of blood and death.

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The Boys, who have all been wronged in some way by The Seven, fight together to stop the corruption of the rogue superheroes.

The trailer teases how and why The Boys need to get back together - it starts off with a load of light-hearted blood and gore, so if you enjoyed AMC's Preacher adaptation then this looks like it could be right up your street.

Using a baby as a weapon sets the tone really, doesn't it? Credit: Amazon Prime
Using a baby as a weapon sets the tone really, doesn't it? Credit: Amazon Prime

One of the lead characters goes on to give an inspired analogy as to why The Boys are better off working as a team. Billy Butcher, played by Karl Urban, explains it in Spice Girls terms, saying that to split up and go solo would be like Scary Spice being on her own, and that they only work together. Fair play.

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The rest of the trailer sees the action play out to the strains of 'Wannabe' by the Spice Girls. Impressive.

So it looks like we can expect loads of extreme violence, loads of terrible language and a heavy dose of dark comedy.

People on Twitter seem keen:

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The Boys lands on Amazon Prime on 26 July.

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime

Topics: TV and Film

Amelia Ward
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