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The Boys 

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A group of vigilantes sets out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

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Eric Kripke
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2021   2020   2019  
Top Rated TV #85 | Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Karl Urban ...  Billy Butcher 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Jack Quaid ...  Hughie Campbell 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Antony Starr ...  Homelander 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Erin Moriarty ...  Annie January / ... 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Dominique McElligott ...  Queen Maeve 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Jessie T. Usher ...  A-Train 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Laz Alonso ...  Mother's Milk 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Chace Crawford ...  The Deep / ... 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Tomer Capon ...  Frenchie 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Karen Fukuhara ...  Kimiko Miyashiro 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Nathan Mitchell ...  Black Noir 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Colby Minifie ...  Ashley Barrett 13 episodes, 2019-2020
Elisabeth Shue ...  Madelyn Stillwell 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Shantel VanSanten ...  Becca Butcher 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Nneka Elliott ...  Female News Anchor / ... 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Aya Cash ...  Stormfront 8 episodes, 2020
Laila Robins ...  Grace Mallory 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Jordana Lajoie ...  Cherie 7 episodes, 2019-2020
Nicola Correia-Damude ...  Elena 7 episodes, 2019-2020
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Storyline

The Boys is set in a universe in which superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by a powerful corporation, Vought International, which ensures that they are aggressively marketed and monetized. Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. The series primarily focuses on two groups: the titular Boys, vigilantes looking to keep the corrupted heroes under control, and the Seven, Vought International's premier superhero team. The Boys are led by Billy Butcher, who despises all superpowered people, and the Seven are led by the egotistical and unstable Homelander. As a conflict ensues between the two groups, the series also follows the new members of each team: Hugh "Hughie" Campbell of the Boys, who joins the vigilantes after his girlfriend is killed in a high-speed collision by the Seven's A-Train, and Annie January/Starlight of the Seven, a young and hopeful heroine forced to face the truth about the heroes she admires.

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Taglines:

Never Meet Your Heroes

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Co-creator Garth Ennis has worked with Seth Rogen bringing both The Boys and Preacher to the small screen. See more »

Quotes

Annie January: Since when did hopeful and naive become the same thing?
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Wannabe
Performed by Spice Girls
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Big things for Homelander
28 October 2019 | by gemfestySee all my reviews

Can't say I recall seeing Anthony Star in any films (and I'm an Aussie) but his performance as Homelander is really something else - someone give him an award. Can't wait for next season, and more projects with Star.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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