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Amazon Orders Full Season of Garth Ennis Comic Adaptation ‘The Boys’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon just added Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s  twisted superhero satire The Boys to their schedule, ordering an eight episode first season.

The dark comedy will be produced by the team that also brought Ennis’ Preacher to the small screen, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Amazon Studios’ head of scripted series Sharon Tal Yguado stated that “In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre.  With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.” read more

Karen Berger’s Dark Horse Imprint Establishes a New Line of Creator-Owned Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Publisher

According to a recent press release from Dark Horse Comics, Karen Berger, the award-winning comic book editor and the founder of DC Comics’ Vertigo line, will “acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels to be published by Dark Horse Comics.”

Berger, who was the guiding force behind some of the greatest comic stories ever told (including Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Garth Ennis’ Helllblazer and Preacher, and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol to only name a few), will bring some of her “magic” to Dark Horse Comics in the near future. read more

Preacher Season One Second Highest Rated New Drama of Year

AMC announced today via a press release that Preacher Season One was the second highest Neilsen-rated drama of 2016.  Preacher finished second only to FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson in the coveted 25-52 year old demographic.   The Garth Ennis-Steve Dillion adaptation averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode and will return for an extended second season next year.

This is an impressive number considering the source material was of a highly controversial nature and that the first season debuted at the start of the summer season, a traditionally slow period for television viewing. read more