As rumoured last year, Amazon Studios has ordered a new spin-off series of The Boys, the Emmy-nominated superhero drama from Sony Pictures Television.
Set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Amazon says the new show will be “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”.
The cast includes Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Reina Hardesty and Maddie Phillips who will portray young superheroes. Additional cast will be announced soon.
“Much like Mork & Mindy spun-off from Happy Days – which is an insane and true fact – our spin-off will exist in the Vought Cinematic Universe, yet have a tone and style all its own. It’s our take on a college show, with an ensemble of fascinating, complicated, and sometimes deadly Young Supes,” commented The Boys’ showrunner and executive producer Eric Kripke. “[we’re] grateful to Sony and Amazon for the opportunity.”
The new series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures and Original Film.
The Boys, which has proven a huge hit for Amazon Prime Video, recently wrapped production on its third season. A premiere date will be announced in due course.