After casting its main characters earlier this year, Amazon has given the official greenlight for a series order to the currently untitled spin-off from The Boys that focuses on the superpowered students of a superhero college.
Along with the greenlight comes a change of showrunner. When the series was first announced, The Boys writer Craig Rosenberg was set to showrun the spin-off, but now Amazon has announced it will instead be run by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World). The pair will showrun and executive produce
Starring Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Lizze Broadway (American Pie Presents Girls’ Rules), Shane Paul McGhie (Deputy), Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) and Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters), the spin-off 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. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games— with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.”
The Boys creator, showrunner and executive producer Eric Kripke said of the spin-off announcement and Fazekas and Butters’ hiring “Much like Mork & Mindy spun-off from Happy Days—which is an insane and true fact—our spinoff 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. Michele and Tara are stone-cold geniuses, we’re thrilled to have them steer this ship, and grateful to Sony and Amazon for the opportunity. We love this show and can’t wait for you to see it. Also, Baywatch Nights spun-off from Baywatch, and it had vampires. Vampires!”
When production will officially begin on the spin-off is unknown. Its parent series The Boys recently wrapped production on the third season, but Amazon has not yet revealed a premiere date for the upcoming season.
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