“The Boys” spinoff about a college for superheroes has been given a series order at Amazon with new showrunners taking over the project…
A new crop of superheroes will be trained in “The Boys” spinoff that was just ordered to series at Amazon.
The popular series based on the comic books from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson has been a huge hit for the streaming service including a recent Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series.
Now “The Boys” universe will expand with a new spinoff that will document a college that welcomes superheroes — better known as supes — to its ranks exclusively. Here’s a synopsis for the series from Amazon:
“Set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International). The spinoff is an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive superheroes 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.”
Original series creator Craig Rosenberg split with the show over creative differences and in his place steps Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters — best known for their work on the Marvel series “Agent Carter” — still now serve as showrunners for the series.
Of course, “The Boys” creator and showrunner Eric Kripke will also serve as an executive producer for the upcoming spinoff that still needs a title.
“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,” Kripke said in a statement..
“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 upcoming spinoff has already filled out much of the main cast with Jaz Sinclair — best known for her role on “Chilling Adventures of Sabring” — as one of the series leads alongside Lizze Broadway (Here and Now), Shane Paul McGhie (Unbelievable), Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Reina Hardesty (Brockmire) and Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters).
There’s no word yet on when production will get underway for “The Boys” spinoff but the series will definitely end up on Amazon Prime as part of the now expanding universe.
As for “The Boys” — production just recently wrapped on season 3 but a debut date for the new episodes hasn’t been revealed yet.