Amazon Studios has given a formal series greenlight to a YA spinoff from the Emmy-nominated superhero drama The Boys, produced by Sony Pictures Television. Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have come on board to serve as showrunners and executive producers on the yet untitled series, which assembled most of its main cast in anticipation of the series order.
It's been almost a year since Amazon's wildly successful Rated R superhero show 'The Boys' wrapped up season 2. Gore, sex, violence, and a great cast of characters what more can you ask for? Filming for Season 3 just concluded this month so we're still a ways away from the new season gracing our screens as they enter post-production. In the mean time Amazon just announced they're coming out with a spinoff TV series that focuses on young superheroes of 'The Boys' universe going through college. Yes, a show that satirizes franchises will be launching a franchise.
Here's the synopsis
The show set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International). The Untitled The Boys spinoff 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. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games— with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.
Abso-fucking-lutely sign me up.
My one concern is that 'The Boys' success really stems from their perfect job casting each character. Antony Starr was born to be Homelander. Karl Urban makes a perfect Billy Butcher. Even a lesser role like The Deep is crushed by Chase Crawford. You need to nails these younger roles if you want this to be a hit. I personally don't hate someone like Aimee Carrero being involved if we're being honest.
Yup, good start.