Amazon is striking while the iron is hot with The Boys. Season 2 of the violent comic book series, which comes from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, recently debuted with great success. So much so that the company has already begun developing a spin-off series that is said to be on the fast track. While many details have yet to be revealed, the new show will be set at a college for young superheroes.
According to multiple reports, The Boys spin-off is being written by executive producer Craig Rosenberg. It has reportedly been in development for a while now and has recently been put on the fast track in light of the success of season 2. The comic book series, which debuted its sophomore season earlier this month, ranks as the most-watched Amazon Original in history. The series reportedly doubled its global audience compared to season 1 in the first two weeks of season 2. With that, the company was quick to expand the scope of this R-rated superhero universe.
The as-of-yet untitled spin-off is set at America's only college exclusively for young adult superheroes. It is run by Vought International, the important corporation behind the Supes in the main series. The new show 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 is said to be part college show and part The Hunger Games. It is also said to include all of the signature raunch and satire of The Boys.
Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television are behind the show, in partnership with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film. Craig Rosenberg is set to serve a showrunner and executive producer of the spin-off. Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty are also on board as executive producers. This means the core creative team that made the original show successful will be carrying over.
This illustrates how dedicated Amazon is to the property, which is adapted from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's best-selling comic book of the same name. Alongside The Boys season 2, the streaming service also launched an after-show hosted by Aisha Tyler. It is now on the verge of venturing into Walking Dead territory, in terms of its expansiveness.
There is no word yet on how soon production could begin on the spin-off, nor is there any word on potential casting. It also isn't clear if any characters from the main series would carry over for cameos or recurring roles. Production could largely depend on outside factors, given the state of the world. Amazon has also already ordered The Boys season 3, which was announced over the summer during [email protected] The Boys season 2 finale is scheduled to arrive on October 9 on Amazon Prime Video. We'll be sure to keep you posted as more details are made available. This news was previously reported by Variety.