One of the most successful superhero series of recent years is The Boys – 95%, from Amazon Prime Video, which with its two seasons has shown that the subgenre can be deconstructed and attract the audience in a massive way. With the success of the show, the company had long announced that it would develop a spin-off, and yesterday it was confirmed that it was already ordered by Amazon, with new showrunners.
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According to Variety, the spin-off of The Boys will have Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters as showrunners; both worked as producers and scriptwriters in series such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Emergence (2019). Originally Craig Rosenberg, executive producer of The Boys, was going to be the showrunner of this new series, but left the position due to creative differences.
In the cast we will have Jaz Sinclair, Lizze broadway, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Reina Hardesty and Maddie Phillips. The story will be set in a Vought International school for young adult superheroes; it is said to be “irreverent” and to explore the lives of “competitive hormonal superheroes as they test their physical, sexual and moral limits” by competing for the best contracts.
The spin-off the The BoysLike the original series, it is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios. The showrunner of The BoysEric Kripke, who serves as executive producer of the spin-off, stated the following:
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Just like ‘Mork & Mindy’ is a spinoff from ‘Happy Days’… our spinoff will exist in the Vought Cinematic Universe, but it will have a tone and style of its own. It’s our version of a college show, featuring a fascinating, complicated, and sometimes deadly set of young superheroes. Michele and Tara are geniuses, we are delighted that they are running this ship and we are grateful to Sony and Amazon for the opportunity. We love this show and can’t wait for you to see it.
The spin-off of The Boys hopes to repeat the success of the first series, which has not only been viewed by millions of Amazon Prime Video users, but is also recognized by critics as a remarkable work. The show is inspired by the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and is about a world where superheroes are created and controlled by a corporation called Vought.
In the first seasons we mainly saw parodies of DC Comics, The Seven are basically The Justice League, but everything indicates that the spin-off will have a great influence from the X-Men, from Marvel, as it stated so Eric Kripke last year to The Wrap:
I’d say it’s slightly inspired by elements from the comics, which is the G-Men. Part of the G-Men is that there is an educational or college experience. And we use that as a starting point, in a similar way to The Boys, where we take a main idea notion and then develop it in a weird and proper direction.
In the Ennis and Robertson comics the G-Men are a parody of the X-Men, but we do not know to what extent the original source will be respected in the spin-off, Kripke’s words seem to indicate that the comics will only be taken as inspiration once again, and it is something we should be grateful for, as the way they have adapted them has had excellent results, and that not only means a large audience and positive reviews, The Boys he has earned accolades at the Critics’ Choice Super Awards, and nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The third season of The Boys It arrives before the year is out, but Amazon hasn’t confirmed the date yet. Meanwhile, fans can rewatch the first two seasons on the streaming platform.
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