Wednesday, October 20, 2021

‘The Boys’: Amazon Greenlights Spin-off Focusing on College Superheroes

There are new Supes for you coming to Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios has greenlit a spin-off of The Boys, which will focus on Vought International’s exclusive university for its superheroes. The Boys is based on the comics written by Garth Ennis and co-created, designed, and illustrated by Darick Robertson. The Boys features superheroes who abuse their powers rather than use them for good. The superheroes are known as “Supes” and are sought out by a group who call themselves the Boys. These vigilantes who pursue the Supes know about their debaucherously evil ways. The Boys just wrapped up filming their third season. 

The new series will focus on younger Supes who attend a superhero exclusive university, sponsored by Vought International, who owns and manages the superhero contracts. Comparing this spin-off to Mork and Mindy, a successful TV spin-off from Happy Days, showrunner and executive producer Eric Kripke said, “Our spin-off 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.” The actors portraying the young Supes are Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Reina Hardesty, and Maddie Phillips.

Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and Michaela Starr will serve as executive producers on the spin-off series. The showrunners will be Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters who have worked on a series of shows such as Emergence, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Law and Order SVU, Marvel’s Agent Carter and Resurrection on ABC. Currently, they also executive produce and write for Hide, a Jekyll and Hyde drama starring David Tennant and Georgia Tennant. Kripke said of the duo, “Michele and Tara are stone-cold geniuses, we’re thrilled to have them steer this ship.”

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The show has yet to have an air date and is unnamed at the current time but it should be every bit outrageous and exciting as the original series. Add in hormones and young adult antics to that mix and it is sure to be a horrifically entertaining series.

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