Surprise, ‘The Boys’ Has Another Spin-Off Series Coming In 2022

Amazon Prime Video The Boys Diabolical Spin Off Animated Anthology

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if millions can’t seem to get enough of it, milk the damn thing accordingly. Over this past weekend, the trailer and release date for Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone prequel wasn’t the only major pop cultural surprise. During Amazon Prime Video’s CCXP Worlds 2021 panel event, The Boys star Karl Urban dropped in with a pre-recorded message to unveil another spin-off project: an eight-episode animated anthology series titled The Boys: Diabolical.

“Surprise! We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, Diabolical,” says The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke.

“We gathered together some incredible creators and we gave them one rule… just kidding, there are no rules. They blew the doors off it, delivering eight completely unexpected, funny, shocking, gory, moist, emotional episodes. You think The Boys is nuts? Wait till you see this.”

The “creators” mentioned by Kripke range from The Boys graphic novel co-creator Garth Ennis, Awkwafina, Eliot Glazer & Ilana Glazer, main series producers Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland, Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler (the latter of whom hosted season 2 aftershow, Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys).



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“Expanding the universe of The Boys has been an amazing journey,” says Vernon Sanders, Head of Television at Amazon Studios.

“Fans will get all-new stories, with all the fun and outrageous humour of The Boys that they know and love – plus some great surprises. Eric, Seth, and Evan have assembled incredible talent to bring Diabolical to life, and we can’t wait for our Prime Video customers to see this new, wild ride.”

This latest entry to the Emmy-nominated franchise joins the previously announced spin-off about Vought International’s exclusive college for young adult superheroes, described as an irreverent, R-rated affair exploring the lives of “hormonal, competitive supers as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities.” – part classic college romp, part Hunger Games, with all the “heart, satire, and raunch” of The Boys.

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The Boys writer and executive producer – Craig Rosenberg – originally signed on to serve as showrunner, before stepping aside for Reaper alums Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters due to creative differences. Eric Kripke, on the other hand, has signed on as an executive producer, alongside Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver.

As for casting, the players confirmed to make an appearance include Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Aimee Carrero (Young & Hungry), Lizze Broadway (Here & Now), Reina Hardesty (The Flash), Shane Paul McGhie (Greenleaf), and Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters). Official released date TBA. As for the matter of the main series’ highly-anticipated third season, while production has officially wrapped, we know nothing beyond the wide parameters of early 2022.



Check out the title reveal for The Boys: Diabolical featuring Karl Urban below.