Amazon Working on 'The Boys' Spinoff Series


Amazon orders spin-off of superhero hit The Boys!

Based on a comic book of the same name written by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the original series takes place in an America where superheroes have been morally corrupted by their celebrity status.

"The Boys" could soon be getting a spinoff. It's described as "part college show, part Hunger Games", with all the "heart, satire, and raunch" of its parent series.

The Boys writer and executive producer - Craig Rosenberg - will serve as showrunner as well as an executive producer once again. The second season is airing weekly, while the first dropped all at once, with the finale set to air October 9.

After receiving even further rave reviews from critics and scoring large viewership from audiences, Amazon is looking to keep The Boys' success train rolling as they have begun development on a spin-off series alongside a third season of its flagship.

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While many TV spinoffs craft new series centered on popular existing characters, this Boys spinoff would be set in the same universe but seemingly not star any familiar faces from the ongoing second season. Rosenberg is now 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 has been announced for the series yet, nor is there any confirmed air date, but it does speak to how successful "The Boys" has been for Prime Video.

Rosenberg, Eric Kripke; Point Grey Pictures' Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver; and Original Film's Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty are executive producers.

In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. The show features an ensemble cast of Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Aya Cash and Chace Crawford.