Amazon Studios has officially given the green light to a spinoff of subversive superhero series The Boys.
We’re heading to college with this one. The still-untitled Sony Pictures Television series will be set at America’s only college for young-adult superheroes. Of course, it’s run by Vought International. As Amazon describes it, this will be …
“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.'”
Set to play young superheroes are Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Lizze Broadway (The Rookie), Shane Paul McGhie (Greenleaf), Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Reina Hardesty (The Flash), and Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters). Additional cast will be announced.
On board as showrunners and executive producers are Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, whose credits include Agent Carter, Law & Order: SVU, and short-lived drama sci-f series Emergence. Eric Kripke, creator, showrunner and executive producer of The Boys, will be EP on the new series, working alongside a large EP team that includes Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and Michaela Starr.
“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,” Kripke said in a statement. “It’s our take on a college show, with an ensemble of fascinating, complicated, and sometimes deadly Young Supes. 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!”
Stay tuned as this new series comes together. In the meantime, we await the arrival of The Boys season 3, which recently wrapped production and is expected to have a release date soon.