Boys, The: Amazon Approves Second Season

Amazon is picking up a second season of The Boys, a week ahead of its series premiere.

The announcement coincided with the cast and executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke’s appearance at Comic-Con on Friday.

Based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes are real and revered as celebrities and even gods — and often abuse their powers rather than using them for good. The eight-episode first season follows a clandestine group known as The Boys embarking on a quest to expose the powerful superhero squad known as The Seven, along with Vought, the mega-corporation that manages the heroes’ careers and covers up their dirty deeds.

Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon and Karen Fukuhara star as The Boys (Fukuhara’s character is known as The Female). Anthony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford and Nathan Mitchell play members of The Seven.

Elisabeth Shue plays Vought’s executive in charge of hero management, and Simon Pegg guest-stars as the father of Jack Quaid.