The Boys creator Eric Kripke gives an update on the spinoff show’s development, calling it thrilling in a “perverted Marvel” way. The tale is set in an universe where superpowered humans exist but abuse their skills while posing as heroes to the public, based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s graphic books of the same name.
The Boys follows Hughie Campbell, a young man whose girlfriend is murdered by a member of the superhero group known as The Seven, as he is recruited by the title criminal team to expose the “Supes'” corrupt reality and their financial giant Vought International.
Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, and Nathan Mitchell star in the series. Since its premiere in 2019, Amazon’s The Boys has been a tremendous hit, garnering wonderful reviews and becoming the first non-Netflix show to appear on the Nielsen Top 10 Streaming Shows list with season 2.
Season 3 is presently in production and is scheduled to wrap up in September, while a spinoff series is in the works and fresh information is finally emerging about the latter.
See What Krikpe Said
Kripke spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about The Boys franchise and its upcoming spinoff as production on season 3 of the main series continues. In addition to stating that the latter is still in the writing phases, Kripke also stated that it is developing at a steady clip and expressed excitement over the show’s tone shift from the main series, comparing it to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Here’s what Krikpe had to say:
“We’re writing furiously. I think it’s coming along really great. It’s exciting in that sort of perverted Marvel way — in the way that different Marvel projects are very different: One’s a thriller, one’s a comedy. This feels like that, too, but with a ton more dick jokes.”
With Kripke’s recent announcements that The Boys spinoff series will focus on the G-Men, a parody of the X-Men, a “perverted Marvel” approach to the new show appears to be the best bet. With the project also being billed as part college series and part Hunger Games, Kripke’s hint of a tone shift raises the question of what type of tone viewers should expect from the spinoff. In the meantime, fans can catch up on the first two seasons of The Boys on Amazon Prime while they wait for season 3 to arrive.