The popularity behind The Boys continues to grow. Amazon’s very R-rated take on superheroes now has a spin-off series in development. According to Variety, the show will focus on younger supes attending a Vought-owned college. The announcement describes it as “part college show, part Hunger Games.” And the satirical and risqué tone of the main series will carry over. The spin-off will follow several would-be heroes as they explore their sexuality, enhance their abilities, and compete for various contracts throughout different cities.
Craig Rosenberg, who writes and executive produces The Boys, is writing the pilot. He will also serve as showrunner and as an executive producer for the new show. However, he’ll be bringing several creatives from the original show with him. Creator Eric Kripke will executive produce. Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver will also executive produce. And finally, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty will executive produce. Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television will produce.
The Success of The Boys
Alongside this announcement, Amazon revealed how well the show’s second season of The Boys is doing. It had the most-watched global launch of any Amazon series. And as of writing, the episodes released so far have grown the audience by 89% over the first season. But Amazon apparently knew how well the show would continue to do. It renewed the show for a third season ahead of the Season 2 premiere and added an after-show hosted by Aisha Tyler.
The Boys Season 2 premiered its first three episodes on September 4th. Every other episode has released weekly, putting the finale on October 9th. The spin-off’s announcement gave no word on any other details, such as when we can expect it. But with the success of the original show, it wouldn’t be unlikely if Amazon wanted to fast-track its development.