Despite the review-bombs from spoiled fans, The Boys still manages to be one of the more critically-acclaimed shows on Amazon, and fans just can’t get enough of this irreverent take on superheroes. What’s interesting is, it looks like the platform is looking to expand on the world.
According to Variety, an untitled spinoff series is in development and it will take place in the world of The Boys. The show will apparently focus on young superheroes in training, and will have all the raunchiness and drama you can expect from a college series—except with superpowers.
Here’s the description:
The spinoff is set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (or “supes”) that is run by Vought International. It 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. Part college show, part Hunger Games — with all the heart, satire and raunch of “The Boys.”
The Boys producer Craig Rosenberg is said to be developing the pilot and will serve a showrunner should the series get picked up. The Boys creator Eric Kripke will also be attached as EP along with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver.
While the premise seems simple enough, I can’t help but shake that it’s a lot close to the plot of Disney’s family-friendly Sky High, which was also an homage to the superhero genre and focused on a school of superheroes. Originally that film was meant to have a sequel called Save U (as in Save University), and while that never happened, this Boys spinoff could very well be the spiritual successor.
They should totally bring in Michael Angarano to guest star.
No release date has been set for this spinoff, but you can catch the second season of The Boys now on Amazon Prime Video.