Jack Quaid has joined the cast of Amazon’s straight-to-series superhero drama THE BOYS.
Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson, and created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their celebrity and fame. The series follows a group of blue-collar vigilantes known as “the boys” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to direct The Boys.
Quaid will play the role of Hughie. After the death of his girlfriend by fast-moving Superhero A-Train (Jessie Usher), Hughie is approached by a mysterious “government agent” named Billy Butcher, who drags Hughie into a covert war against a group of Superheroes who are not what everyone thinks they are.
Anthony Starr will play Homelander, the square-jawed leader of a group of corrupt superheroes known as The Seven. Chace Crawford will play The Deep, a handsome aquatic hero with abs of steel and a bit of a mean streak thanks to a drug problem. Usher will play A-Train, a self-absorbed young man with super speed. Dominique McElligott will play Queen Maeve, a battered and bruised alcoholic who takes a liking to Starlight, and Erin Moriarty plays Annie, aka Starlight, who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes.
Quaid is the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan and starred in the Hunger Games franchise and will next be seen in Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage. He’s repped by UTA and Anonymous Content.
Linda Ge | TV Editor