Mirroring its own comic book publishing origins a bit, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's The Boys TV adaptation has jumped from Cinemax to Amazon Prime, reports Variety. Amazon have put in a script order for the TV show based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's superhero tale, with an eye - according to the Hollywood trade - "for a possible straight-to-series pickup."
Like the Cinemax version reported on in April 2016, Amazon's The Boys pilot script is written by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in line to produce and direct the pilot.
Rogen and Goldberg are already running the TV adaptation of Ennis (and Steve Dillon's) Preacher at AMC. Robertson's comics work is also popular in being adaptated, with his Image series Happy! (written by Grant Morrison) is scheduled to debut in a few months on Syfy.
The Boys has been optioned for development on several occasions, including as movie projects for both Columbia Pictures and Paramount.