Jennifer Esposito is the latest actor to join Amazon’s adaptation of The Boys.
Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darrick Robertson and originally published by DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint in 2006, The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes are as corruptible and fallible as any other celebrity. A vigilante squad known as “The Boys” monitors the superpowered community and takes action when necessary. Karl Urban stars as Billy Butcher, a “mysterious and brutal” member of The Boys with a personal but secret agenda. He convinces Hughie (Jack Quaid) to join up and get revenge on the superhero community for the death of Hughie’s girlfriend. Suicide Squad‘s Karen Fukuhara will also appear as Female, a talented assassin whose superpowers allow her to end her targets with an “explosive evisceration” while Tomer Capon will play The Boys’ “unpredictable wild card” Frenchie.
According to Deadline, Eposito will play CIA Agent Susan Raynor.
The series will also feature Elizabeth Shue as the vice president of a hero management company and Anthony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jesse T. Usher, Chase Crawford, Nathan Mitchell and Erin Moriarty as members of a superhero group the Boys will face along the way.
The Boys will debut on Amazon Prime in 2019.