- A spin-off to The Boys is in the works at Amazon Prime Video.
- The R-rated series is described as “part college show, part Hunger Games.”
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Credit to The Boys, man, honestly. After virtually coming out of nowhere a few years back, not only has it become Amazon Prime Video’s flagship blockbuster show, but it’s critically respected, too, as it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at this year’s Emmy Awards, ultimately losing to Netflix’s unstoppable The Crown. Nevertheless, what The Boys has achieved in just a few years despite being an extremely raunchy, vulgar, and graphic superhero show is undeniable impressive.
It should therefore come as no surprise that because Amazon Prime Video knows they have a massive critical and commercial hit on their hands, they’re going to try to turn The Boys series into a The Boys universe by expanding with spin-offs, prequels, and projects of the like. And one of those franchise-growing efforts, a series described as “part college show, part Hunger Games“, has been officially greenlit over at the streaming giant.
Taking place at “America’s only college for superheroes”, the still-untitled series “is an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities,” according to Amazon’s official press release.
“Much like Mork & Mindy spun-off from Happy Days—which is an insane and true fact—our spinoff will exist in the Vought Cinematic Universe, yet have a tone and style all its own. It’s our take on a college show, with an ensemble of fascinating, complicated, and sometimes deadly Young Supes,” said The Boys’ showrunner and executive producer Eric Kripke.
The series has already begun to fill out its cast, with Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Reina Hardesty, and Maddie Phillips being attached to star as young superheroes, or “Supes”, as they’re called in The Boys universe. At this time, the spin-off series has no scheduled release date. As for season three of The Boys, though, Amazon said production recently wrapped and a release date will be announced soon.