Amazon Studios‘ The Boys has found its Frenchie, with When Heroes Fly‘s Tomer Capon joining the cast of the streaming service’s series adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s comic book series.
Created for television by Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless), Preacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and Sony Pictures TV, production on the series is currently underway with the premiere episode of the series directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror).
A member of Billy Butcher’s “The Boys,” Capon’s Frenchie is the unpredictable wild card on the team. A brutal warrior when the situation calls for it, he’s living a life of no attachments or responsibilities.
Currently staring in Israeli hit series When Heroes Fly, Capon also starred in the Netflix series Fauda. On the movie side, Capon won the Israeli Academy Award for One Week and a Day; and starred opposite Natalie Portman in her directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness.
Based on the comic book series from Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan) and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
On the side of The Boys, Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher is mysterious and brutal, hiding a personal agenda as he approaches potential new recruit Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie’s rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the super-hero franchise.
Rounding out the team are Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) as second-in-command Mother’s Milk, and Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as The Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers.
On the flip side, The Seven are Antony Starr (American Gothic) as Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero; Jesse T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) as speedster with a major PR problem, A-Train; Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills; Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones) as Starlight/Annie, a young woman who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes and dreams of being a “real superhero” like the famous Seven; and Elisabeth Shue (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Karate Kid) as super-hero handler Madelyn Stillwell, Vice President of Hero Management for Vought and the person responsible for cleaning up after the “heroes.”