The Boys boss says more spin-off concepts are in consideration
As a franchise, The Boys on Amazon Prime Video already has three interconnected shows: the mothership series, the animated anthology Diabolical, and a live-action college-set show currently in production. But Eric Kripke, one of the architects of this expanding television universe, says more could be coming our way. He just hopes to build it out slowly.
Speaking in May for EW's The Boys season 3 cover story, Kripke divulged, "We have a couple more scripts [for shows] that we're in various stages of talking about."
"I don't think we're going to rush it," he clarifies. "I think we want to build it slowly."
It depends on how people receive the first live-action spin-off. Production began in May on an untitled series set in the universe of The Boys at a college for supes run by Vought International, the greedy corporation who turned superheroes into a billion-dollar industry and then made a monopoly out it. These young supes are all training — and competing against each other — for a hot contract to protect a top city in the U.S.
The cast, including those playing some of these young supes, includes Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, and Shelley Conn. Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as showrunners.
"If the college show works, then maybe there's appetite for more [spin-offs]," Kripke said. "But I think we're in no rush because this only works if each show is totally different than the other, and we maintain the same level of quality as The Boys. Otherwise, it's sort of like, what's the point of doing it? We're trying really hard to not be scum f--- sellouts. We're trying really hard to make sure that each show or each idea would be something we just want to do on our own anyway, whether The Boys was connected to it or not."
Kripke, who showruns the main series and executive produces the spin-offs, previously described the first new live-action series as one of the most authentic college shows on television that just so happens to feature supes.
Season 1 of Diabolical, meanwhile, highlighted eight 12-to-15-minute episodes done in different animation styles from eight teams of creators. Some told stories connected to the main Boys show and others were more like standalone one-off stories. A second season of Diabolical has not been announced, but Kripke hopes for more.
If season 3, premiering June 3, performs as well for Amazon as season 2 did, it can only mean good things for all those spin-off ideas.
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