Seth Rogen gives thumbs up and Elisabeth Shue flexes bicep during The Boys panel at Comic-Con as their show gets renewed for second season days before premiere
Amazon announced the subversive new superhero series, The Boys, has been renewed for a second season at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday.
The green light was given just days before the black comedy’s series premiere.
To help with the eleventh hour promo push, executive producer Seth Rogen and star Elisabeth Shue were among the nearly dozen cast and crew on hand for a panel discussion with a live audience that was moderated by Aisha Tyler.
Thumbs up! Seth Rogen attended a panel discussion of the new Amazon dark-comedy series The Boys at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday
Tyler kicked things off by calling out anyone who brought their children to the panel.
‘If you’re here with your kids, you’re a terrible person,’ she joked with the crowd.
‘It’s [The Boys] a f*****g grown-up show. If you’re easily offended—please pounce.’
With that, the laughs kicked into overdrive.
Don’t mess with Shue: Elisabeth Shue flexed her left bicep which garnered some laughs from co-stars Jessie T. Usher, Tomer Capon and the other panel members
Working it: Rogen appeared to be in his element, dishing his charming humor, as he sat between cast member Karl Urban and fellow executive producer Eric Kripke
Rogen appeared to be in his element, dishing his charming humor, as he sat between co-star Karl Urban and fellow executive producer Eric Kripke, who offered his take on dark-and-funny show.
‘We started with just wanting to take a p*** out of the superhero genre a little bit,’ he said, as reported by Slashfilm.
‘I think the deeper we explored the first pilot and then the season, the more we realized it was the perfect show to describe the moment that we’re living in.
At one point, during one of the many funny moments, Shue got big laughs from her cast mates, crew and audience when she flexed her left bicep to make that point that she’s on tough lady.
Wearing a different hat: Rogen is the co-developer and executive producer for the Boys
The audience got to see three clips from the show, ahead of the Comic-Con premiere later in the night.
The story takes place in ‘a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame’ and ‘revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as The Boys, who try to take down the corrupt superheroes that abuse their superpowers.
It’s based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It was developed for television by Rogen, Kripke and Evan Goldberg.
Along with Shue, the series also stars Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Anthony Starr, Tomer Kapon, Dominique McElligott, Jessie Usher, Chace Crawford and Nathan Mitchell.
Season one of The Boys will debut July 26 on Amazon Prime Video.
Big premiere: Season one of The Boys will debut July 26 on Amazon Prime Video