Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys has cast Laz Alonso, known for his roles in the Fast & Furious franchise and the NBC series The Mysteries of Laura, as one of The Boys.
Deadline is reporting that Alonso has been cast in the role of Mother’s Milk, the second-in-command of the CIA black ops team known as The Boys. Mother’s Milk is an extremely patient and methodical man, known to be an extremely observant investigator and a distinct character. The nickname Mother’s Milk is said to have been given to him due to his pure, goodhearted nature.
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Alonso is rounding out a cast that features the likes of Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones), Antony Starr (American Gothic), House of Cards‘ Dominique McElligott and Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence), among others. The series will be helmed by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and long-time collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Amazon’s eight-episode series adaptation is set to debut in early 2019.
Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys, which ran for 72 issues from 2008 to 2012, depicted a world where superheroes had become amoral celebrities that often engaged in destructive and selfish behavior. The Boys are a CIA squad that keeps those heroes in check, taking them out permanently if need be.