As audiences eagerly await news on the upcoming third season of Prime Video’s hit series The Boys, a special announcement has just rolled in. Ahead of the season 3 premiere, a new animated anthology series set in the world of The Boys is coming — Diabolical.
Diabolical will consist of eight “deliciously unique, twisted” animated episodes that will reveal unseen stories from the universe of The Boys. Writers will include Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer, Iliana Glazer, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland, Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler.
The series is due to arrive exclusively on Prime Video in early 2022.
The news was confirmed in an official video from Billy Butcher himself, series star Karl Urban.
Eric Kripke said about the series in a statement, “Surprise! We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, Diabolical. We gathered together some incredible creators and we gave them one rule … just kidding, there’s no rules. They blew the doors off it, delivering eight completely unexpected, funny, shocking, gory, moist, emotional episodes. You think The Boys is nuts? Wait till you see this.”
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg added, “Ever since we saw the animated film The Animatrix, a series of short animated films set in the universe of The Matrix, we’ve wanted to rip it off. Today that dream has come true.”
Diabolical is executive produced by Simon Racioppa, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Michaela Starr, Loreli Alanís, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, and Ben Kalina.
The Boys, which is based on the best-selling comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and their formidable Vought backing.
Diabolical isn’t the first spin-off to come out of the The Boys; a series about a Supe university is also currently in the works.