The television adaption of the Dynamite comic book ‘The Boys’ has been a critical and commercial hit for Amazon Prime. The show follows a gang of regular humans trying to take down the superhero community, particularly, The Seven. With a third season on the way, Amazon recently announced that they have reached with Sony Pictures Television to make a spin-off set in the universe.
“The as-yet-untitled new series from Sony Pictures Television is set at America’s only college for superheroes,” Amazon said in a press release. “Class is in session for the Supes. Amazon Studios has ordered a new series spinoff of The Boys, the Emmy-nominated subversive superhero drama from Sony Pictures Television. The untitled new series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.”
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters were tapped as showrunners and executive producers.
Amazon explains that the plot will be set “at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International), the Untitled The Boys Spinoff 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. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games—with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.”
The Boys’ showrunner and executive producer Eric Kripke said, “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.”
He added, “Michele and Tara are stone-cold geniuses, we’re thrilled to have them steer this ship, and grateful to Sony and Amazon for the opportunity. We love this show and can’t wait for you to see it. Also, Baywatch Nights spun-off from Baywatch, and it had vampires. Vampires!”
The series will feature Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Reina Hardesty, and Maddie Phillips as the young superheroes.
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