The recently released Amazon Prime Video original series The Boys is a hit says the head at Amazon, who usually shy away from revealing numbers and data. The Boys is a superhero genre web series with a difference.
According to Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, The Boys has become one of the most-watched original series in its first two weeks since the debut on their online platform. It has surpassed their initial expectations, says Salke.
While The Boys belong to the much overdone ‘superhero’ genre, it offers a wholly new take. It shows the world’s best superheroes (The Seven in the series) with a devilish and violent streak. They are the villains in the garb of heroes. Whereas the real ones fighting them are a bunch of ordinary people.
The contrast between the heroes and villains and the role reversal with gritty narration has won over the audience. Amazon was so confident on the success that they had ordered for a new season as soon as the series hit the streaming platform.
Eric Kripke is the developer of the show which is based on a comic book of the same name. Karl Urban has headed the cast which comprises of many upcoming artists. The second season is going to have new additions in the cast. And also a bigger budget thanks to the popularity of the first seaso