The Boys spin-off: school of young superheroes
The Boys spinoff: Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television are working on the development of a spin-off series of the very successful The Boys, already confirmed for the third season.
The spin-off will be set at the university of superheroes and it will be written by Craig Rosenberg, former executive producer of the parent series. Although the project had been in the works for some time, the success of The Boys‘ second season made it a priority. The new episodes represent the launch of a most viewed Amazon Original series in the history of the streaming service.
During the first two weeks after the release The Boys 2 had almost doubled the global audience compared to that of the first season. When just four of the eight episodes of the second season were available on the platform, the weekly flow of viewers waiting for the unreleased episode increased rapidly.
What the new The Boys show will be about
Caution is a must: The Boys spin-off has not yet been officially commissioned by Amazon Prime Video. The project is still in an embryonic state. Once it will be finished, the streamer will be able to order a first season, even if it is a pro forma, since The Boys is a crucial franchise for Prime Video.
The spinoff is set in the only college in the United States run by Vought International, exclusively aimed at young people with superpowers. The Boys spinoff promises to be as foul-mouthed and irreverent as the original series. It will explore the lives of budding superheroes, describing them as ‘competitive’ and ‘hormonal’. The protagonists will find themselves facing trials that will push them to their physical, sexual and moral limits, while competing for the best contracts in the most coveted cities.
The Boys spin-off will be partly a college series, and partly a Hunger Games-style survival show, without ever giving up on the caustic trademark of the parent series.
The Boys, based on the New York Times best-selling comic created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, was developed by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural). The series, premiered on July 26 last year on Amazon Prime Video, have been renewed for the second season even before its debut.
Kicking off on September 4 with one episode a week, The Boys season 2 sees the eponymous group on the run from the law, with the Supes chasing them after Translucent (Alex Hassell) dies, as they desperately try to get together and fight Vought. Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) stay hidden and try to adapt to this new life, while Butcher (Karl Urban) seems nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) has to find her new role in the Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) aims to gain complete control. Her power is threatened by the arrival on the team of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a new super social media expert, who hides secret aims. Additionally, the Supervillain threat becomes crucial as Vought tries to exploit the nation’s paranoia to her advantage.
Supes of the Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Join the cast of the second season Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito, who returns in the role of the head of Vought, Stan Edgar.
The Boys spin-off is a series produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios in collaboration with Point Gray Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film. Seth Rogen (Preacher), Evan Goldberg (Preacher), and James Weaver (Preacher) of Point Gray Pictures, Neal H. Moritz (Prison Break), Pavun Shetty (New Girl) and Ori Marmur (Preacher) of Original Film , as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter.