As we’re all still riding the excitement of season 2 of Amazon Prime Video’s hit series The Boys, some more exciting news has just dropped. A spin-off of the satirical superhero series is in the works, with Amazon currently fast-tracking development on it after the ongoing success of the second season.
The Boys is based on the best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, which explores the less family-friendly side of superheroes as we learn what can happen when they’re touted as celebrities by an evil corporation. Up against the twisted Supes are a group of vigilantes, the Boys, who are fighting to take them down and expose them for what they really are.
Season 2 of The Boys is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video, with episode 6 set to air this Friday, September 25. The show was also renewed for a third season ahead of the season 2 premiere.
The spin-off will focus on a Supe college that’s run by Vought. Fans can rest assured that it will echo much of the same attitude reflected in the original series, as it is described by Amazon as “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.”
Craig Rosenberg, who is currently a writer and executive producer on The Boys, is set to serve as both showrunner and executive producer for the new series. Rosenberg is also writing the pilot. The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke, as well as Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, and Pavun Shetty, will all be executive producers on the new series as well.
Stay tuned for more news on this diabolical spin-off of The Boys!