‘Suicide Squad’s Katana, Karen Fukuhara, has signed on as a series regular for Amazon’s ‘The Boys’, based on the comic book series by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. Fukuhara will portray The Female (of the Species), who is described as:
“A young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers, and uses them for explosive evisceration. When The Boys find her, she’s savage, doesn’t speak and is a complete mystery. She later learns what it means to be human through her relationship with Frenchie.”
Fukuhara joins Jack Quaid, who will portray Wee Hughie and Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk. The cast also includes Chace Crawford as The Deep, Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve, Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir, Erin Moriarty as Annie January/Starlight, Antony Starr as the Homelander and Jessie T. Usher as A-Train. The casting has not been announced for Billy Butcher or The Frenchman/Frenchie.
Amazon ordered ‘The Boys’ straight-to-series last fall. The series will be executive produced by Eric Kripke, who will also serve as showrunner. Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan will also executive produce and are expected to direct. Also serving as producers are Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, and Pavun Shetty, as well as Jason Netter, Ken Levin and Point Grey Pictures’ James Weaver. Marmur and Weaver are also producers on Goldberg and Rogan’s established comic book adaptation, AMC’s ‘Preacher’. Comic book creators, Ennis and Robertson are credited as co-executive producers.
‘Suicide Squad’ was Fukuhara’s film debut. She will appear in the indie ‘Stray’ and provides voices for the animated series ‘Craig of the Creek’. As for her co-stars, Jack Quaid, the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, may be best remembered for playing Marvel in the first two ‘Hunger Games’ movies. He also starred on the TV series ‘Vinyl’ and appeared in last year’s heist comedy ‘Logan Lucky’. Laz Alonso has appeared on the series ‘Southland’, ‘Breakout Kings’, ‘Deception’, and ‘The Mysteries of Laura’. He will next appear in ‘The Bobby Brown Story’.