The wait continues for another wonderfully outrageous season of Prime Video’s most wild television series, The Boys. In the meantime, however, fans can look forward to The Boys Presents: Diabolical, an eight-episode animated anthology series that promises to plunge elbow-deep into the unseen crevices of superhero violence audiences love to devour, emerging with a fistful of insanity.
Following a couple tantalizing teasers, the show’s official trailer has finally launched (and it’s not for the faint of heart).
Coming from the minds of Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler, Diabolical reveals unseen stories from The Boys universe — from Homelander’s first mission/mistake and a home for kids who didn’t quite get the A-list superpowers, to Butcher and Hughie in the style of the original comics. Episodes of the show will be 12 to 14 minutes long, and each will utilize a unique animation style.
The voice cast is packed with talent, with the first wave that was announced including Awkwafina, Michael Cera, Don Cheadle, Chace Crawford, Kieran Culkin, Giancarlo Esposito, Eliot Glazer, Jason Isaacs, Kumail Nanjiani, Justin Roiland, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Ben Schwartz, Elisabeth Shue, Christian Slater, Kevin Smith, Antony Starr, Nasim Pedrad, Simon Pegg, Kenan Thompson, Aisha Tyler, and Oscar-winner Youn Yuh Jung.
Today, additional members of the voice cast were confirmed: Kimberly Brooks, Nicole Byer, Frances Conroy, Asjha Cooper, Chris Diamantopolous, John DiMaggio, Jermaine Fowler, Emily Gordon, Grey Griffin, Randall Duk Kim, David Marciano, Xolo Maridueña, Dominique McElligott, Caleb McLaughlin, Colby Minifie, Eugene Mirman, Retta, Kevin Michael Richardson, Somali Rose, Parker Simmons, Ursula Taherian, Fred Tatasciore, Sean Patrick Thomas, Angela Marie Volpe, Gary Antony Williams, and Jenny Yokobori.
A breakdown of information for each episode has been revealed as well.
“Laser Baby’s Day Out”
Writers: Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
Directors: Crystal Chesney-Thompson and Derek Thompson
Animation Style: Inspired by classic American animated shorts.
“An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents”
Writers: Justin Roiland & Ben Bayouth
Director: Parker Simmons
Animation Style: Inspired by Justin Roiland’s aesthetic.
“I’m Your Pusher”
Writer: Garth Ennis
Director: Giancarlo Volpe
Animation Style: A homage to the original The Boys comics.
“Boyd in 3D”
Writer: Eliot Glazer
Story by: Eliot Glazer & Ilana Glazer
Director: Naz Ghodrati-Azadi
Animation Style: Inspired by French comics and animation.
Director: Madeleine Flores
Animation Style: Inspired by Saturday morning animation imports.
“Nubian vs Nubian”
Writer: Aisha Tyler
Director: Matthew Bordenave
Animation Style: Anime inspired
“John and Sun-Hee”
Writer: Andy Samberg
Director: Steve Ahn
Animation Style: Inspired by Korean drama and horror.
“One Plus One Equals Two”
Writer: Simon Racioppa
Directors: Jae Kim and Giancarlo Volpe
Animation Style: A darker take on American superhero animation.
The Boys is based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show is a fun and 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 continue on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought — the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The first three episodes of season 3 of The Boys will land on Prime Video on June 3.
Yesterday, SXSW 2022 announced a panel for The Boys, which will take place on March 12. Executive producer Eric Kripke will be in attendance, along with Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Jensen Ackles.
Don’t miss The Boys Presents: Diabolical when it premieres exclusively on Prime Video on March 4! In the meantime, stay up to date with all of our continued coverage on The Boys.