Welcome to the Legion!
Simon Pegg announced as part of The Boys cast at NYCC

Simon Pegg announced as part of The Boys cast at NYCC

Simon Pegg announced as part of The Boys cast at NYCC

Simon Pegg (Star Wars: The Force AwakensHot Fuzz) has joined the cast of Amazon’s The Boys adaptation. The news was announced at New York Comic-Con today as Pegg appeared on stage. Pegg will reportedly play the father of Hughie, played by Jack Quad. Pegg actually inspired the character in the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic series. The Boys is executive produced by Eric Kripke and Evan Goldberg. Pegg was joined on stage by Quad, Kripke and Robertson as well as Karl Urban.

The Boys is set between 2006 and 2008, and tells the story of a world where superheroes exist but are media-focused and corrupted celebrities. A CIA squad called The Boys must monitor the community of heroes. The Boys was written by Ennis and co-created, designed and illustrated by Robertson. It was published by Wildstorm, then moved to Dynamite Entertainment. The group of superheroes is called “Seven.”

The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multibillion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.

The Supes of “The Seven” are A-TRAIN (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence), HOMELANDER (Antony Starr, Banshee), STARLIGHT (Erin Moriarty, Captain Fantastic), QUEEN MAEVE (Dominique McElligott, House of Cards), THE DEEP (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl) and BLACK NOIR (Nathan Mitchell, Supernatural).

Along with Quaid, The Boys are rounded out by BUTCHER (Karl Urban, Star Trek), MOTHER’S MILK (Laz Alonso, Detroit), FRENCHIE (Tomer Kapon, Hostages) and THE FEMALE (Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad).

The Amazon Studios hour-long superhero drama is developed and written by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural). The eight-episode Prime Original series is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive produced by Kripke, Point Grey Pictures’ Evan Goldberg (Preacher), Seth Rogen (Preacher) and James Weaver (Preacher), Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Ori Marmur (Preacher) and Pavun Shetty (New Girl), as well as Jason Netter and Ken Levin. Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, who created the comic book on which the series is based, will also co-executive produce.

The Boys is scheduled for a 2019 global release, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.

What do you guys think of Simon Pegg joining the cast of The Boys? Are you guys excited for the series? What is the biggest announcement out of New York Comic-Con? We want to hear from you! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet them to us @LegionofLeia.

About author View all posts

Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.