Amazon’s The Boys spin-off series has officially been fast-tracked. Centring on the undoubtedly debaucherous subject matter of a superhero college, unsurprisingly, it will also be receiving the R-rated treatment. Picture it now – all the sex, scandal, and substance abuse of regular college, but with superhuman abilities and (probably) more gore.
The first season was the most-watched global launch of an Amazon original series ever. As per data disclosed by Amazon themselves, episodes to date have grown in audience by a considerable +89% since the first season, hence the fast-tracking. The upcoming spin-off series will not only be joining the main series, but also a The Boys aftershow hosted by Aisha Tyler.
According to Variety, here’s what we’re in for:
The spin-off is set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (or “supes”) that is run by Vought International. It 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 writer and executive producer – Craig Rosenberg – will serve as showrunner as well as an executive producer once again. Rosenberg is currently in the process of penning the pilot script. The Boys creator Eric Kripke has also signed on as an executive producer, alongside Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. No casting details have been confirmed as of yet.
This entire development isn’t exactly a shock to anyone. Ahead of the season 2 premiere, The Boys had already secured an early renewal order for season 3, and soon, there will be an entire table of The Boys-related content. All in all, we can safely chalk it up as a win for viewers and a future win for Amazon.