The Boys Creators Cast '90s Stars in the Show, and It's Totally Spot-On

The Boys Creators Cast '90s Stars in the Show, and It's Totally Spot-On
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The Boys' actors look like their roles were tailor-made for them, right? Well, the show's creators had a little fun and may have found the best-case scenario cast for The Boys in the '90s.

The Boys is a hit superhero/antihero show based on the comic book of the same name (with season 4 already in the works!).

In an interview for The Wrap, showrunner Eric Kripke (yes, the one and only) and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg share who they would cast in the main roles if the show ran in the early 1990s, and their fancast could not be better!

Kripke starts off by saying that "Hughie would be Simon Pegg, that's an easy one." Goldberg quickly chimes in, "And by that logic, Nick Frost would be in there somewhere."

Those two are bound to come together – six movies alongside each other and a friendship spanning nearly 25 years will do that to anyone!

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However, the execs seem to agree that the major Seven would more or less consist of the cast of the NBC sitcom Saved by the Bell, which ran from 1989 to 1993.

Mario Lopez, who played Slater, the jock of the '90s, is an obvious choice for any role really for both Rogen and Goldberg (and we don't blame them!).

Later, however, Rogen favors the role of The Deep for Lopez.

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Kripke believes that Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, who played Zack Morris on the show, could make an excellent Homelander (no offense to Antony Starr! ).

In the end, the producers come to the conclusion that they "should just do the whole Saved by the Bell cast." Fine by us!

That would be a killer cast for the '90s version of the show, but we love our 21st-century The Boys just the same.

The Amazon Prime show is going strong – three seasons later, it has spawned two web series Death Battle! and Seven on 7, the animated series The Boys Presents: Diabolical, and the upcoming spinoff Gen V.

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The fictional universe is growing, and we couldn't be happier about it!

The Boys has also received critical acclaim. The show has gotten a number of nominations and wins in various awards, including six noms for Emmys.

Not too bad for three seasons, right?

Season 4 is on the way, so hold on tight – more surprises await us!