The Boys’ R-rated college spin-off greenlit at Amazon: Here’s what we know

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Amazon is giving The Boys an R-rated spinoff! Here’s what we know and what we can expect.

Before season 2 of Amazon’s The Boys debuted, season 3 was green lit. It was a smart move. The Boys continued to be a popular TV show, generating discussion even when it’s not airing new episodes. It’s easy to see how influential the show is. Without it, it’s doubtful that fellow Amazon superhero series Invincible would be allowed to feature the adult and mature content that it has showcased thus far.

The Boys’ success continues to grow. Around a year ago, it was announced that there would be a college spin-off. Deadline reported that it would be 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.

However, new developments have surfaced. TVLine confirms that the show has been ordered to series, also revealing some of the cast members who will be playing the young and impressionable superheroes. Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Aimee Carrero (a personal favorite from Young & Hungry) Lizze Broadway (Here and Now), Reina Hardesty (The Flash) Shane Paul McGhie (Greenleaf), and Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters) will all be joining The Boys spin-off.

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have stepped in as showrunners as well, with The Hollywood Reporter noting that Craig Rosenberg left due to creative differences. Fazekas and Butters have also worked on shows like Agent CarterThe X-Files and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It will be interesting to see what they bring to Amazon’s The Boys franchise.