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Created by Ennis and Darick Robertson and published between 2006 and 2012, The Boys “is set in a time where most of the superheroes are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world. It centers on a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys,” whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them.
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The streaming service has given a greenlight to “Tong Wars,” an hour-long drama written and executive produced by Paul Attanasio and directed by decorated Hong Kong filmmaker Wong. The series is set against the Tong Wars of 19th century San Francisco and tells a story spanning a significant period of time about Chinese immigrants and the clashes between organized-crime families in the city’s Chinatown.
Also receiving a series order is an untitled single-camera half hour comedy from Universal Television starring “Saturday Night Live” alums Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph. The two actors will serve as executive producers alongside writers and creators Alan Yang (co-creator of “Master of None”) and Matt Hubbard. Dave Becky
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