“The Boys” will be getting a spinoff set in college as Amazon looks to capitalize on a record-breaking launch for season 2…
A spinoff series based on “The Boys” is currently in the works at Amazon.
After the streaming service reported record-breaking numbers for the show based on a comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson with the season 2 launch nearly doubling the viewership mark from season 1 (up 89 percent overall), a new series is already being planned.
“The Boys” spinoff will be set at a college run by Vought International attended only by up and coming superheroes seeking a careers under the watchful eye of the powerful corporation.
The new series is described as “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. Part college show, part Hunger Games — with all the heart, satire and raunch of The Boys.”
“The Boys” showrunner Eric Kripke later tweeted his excitement about the expansion of the universe with the new spinoff series in the works.
THAT'S RIGHT, MOTHERFUCKERS.
(Seriously, I'm so grateful to you all for making #TheBoys such a huge success. I'm having the time of my life, so I can't thank you enough. Much, MUCH more to come!)#TheBoysTV @TheBoysTV @PrimeVideo #SPNFamily https://t.co/mJymsIxbx9
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) September 24, 2020
The pilot and original idea for the spinoff comes from “The Boys” writer Craig Rosenburg, who will also act as showrunner on the new series.
Judging by the announcement, Amazon is wasting no time getting moving on this new series, especially considering the success they’ve had with “The Boys” during season 2. The flagship show currently drops with a new episode every Friday on Amazon Prime with the season finale planned for Oct. 9.
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