Surprised there isn't a thread for this already, at least I couldn't find one when I searched. The Boys is based on a Garth Ennis comic series from 2006. Ennis is best known in the comic world for writing the Punisher for about a decade in the early 2000's. He wrote a lot of the definitive Punisher stories and also helped usher in Marvel MAX, which is an uncensored sort of imprint of Marvel comics that is geared towards adults and features swearing, sex, and much more violent imagery. In addition to The Punisher, Ennis also wrote Preacher, which was developed by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg for AMC. With The Boys being on Amazon, they don't need to deal with censorship or sponsors like Preacher so they can go with a more accurate adaptation of the adult content featured in the series. Amazon has already announced that it's been picked up for season 2. Here's a brief synopsis... Production values are top notch and it's available to stream in 4K through Amazon Prime's video service. It's definitely an R-rated series that is more Deadpool than Avengers but it's also pretty dark. It's probably closest to Brightburn, but I haven't seen that. I've only read reviews how that's a "If Superman was evil" story and this isn't quite that straight forward but it's similar to that. I've only caught the first 2 episodes but have really enjoyed it so far.