20 Facts About Amazon Prime’s New Hit The Boys

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Simon Pegg, who plays Hughie’s father, was Robertson’s original inspiration for Hughie

20 facts you should know about Amazon Prime’s new hit The Boys

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You probably recognize English actor and comedian Simon Pegg from Shaun of the Dead, but if you’re familiar with Ennis and Robertson’s original The Boys comics, you’d recognize him as Hughie Campbell as well. Robertson modeled the character of Hughie after Pegg while illustrating the comics, so it’s only fitting that he’d play a role in the television adaptation as well. Unfortunately, Pegg was too old to play Hughie, so he got the role of Hughie’s father instead.

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