The Boys is getting a spinoff and it shows that this brand is unstoppable

Photo: The Boys.. Jan Thijs/Amazon Prime Video
Photo: The Boys.. Jan Thijs/Amazon Prime Video /

The Boys spinoff will be set in superhero college. What could possibly go wrong?

Amazon’s The Boys simply can’t be stopped.

Before season 1 premiered, the cast and crew were working on season 2. Before season 2 debuted, it was announced that season 3 was going to happen. Now, it looks like we have another example of how popular this show is.

It was announced that there is a spinoff of The Boys being developed. Not enough to get you excited? How about this: It will be set in superhero college.

Deadline announced that The Boys have already doubled their season 1 numbers and that they’re drawing in millions of new viewers every week. This reinforces that releasing the show weekly was a grand idea. Binging is fun, but the wait leaves you with seven days of anticipation. Deadline also revealed that this will be based on Vought’s school exclusively for young superheroes. It’s described as:

"“…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.”"

Why The Boys getting its own spin-off is a big deal

This idea isn’t something that we’ve seen in The Boys comic book series. There was a school of sorts, but it was more like a creepy version of the X-Men (The Boys  Vol. 4: We Gotta Go Now). A story that would never work well in a TV format. It’s already uncomfortable in the comic books. The most amazing part about this is that the creative team is looking at what’s next.

The Boys cast members aren’t going to be around forever. Other than Jessie Usher, Karen Fukuhara, Jack Quaid (who are all 28), and Erin Moriarty (26) the cast members are all 30 and over. This means that if this franchise is going to continue, you have to start looking towards the future because, at the end of the day, the actors may want to look for other opportunities. Billy Butcher and Mother’s Milk are great, but at some point they’re going to ride into the sunset.

The Boys can be the benchmark for what a TV show should be. This goes beyond just the comic book genre (even though lessons can be taken from this as well). The creative team took an idea, ran with it, built it up, and then expanded on it. Not only that, they did it their way.

The Boys is a bawdy and violent show that will always surprise its viewers. This writer can’t wait to see what’s next after the superhero sorority parties in the spin-off.

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What do you think? Are you excited for this spinoff? Let us know in the comments below.