It looks like another spinoff of Amazon’s hit superhero franchise, The Boys, is in the works. Variety reports that Amazon is currently developing a Spanish-language spinoff of the popular, mature superhero series based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book series of the same name. The new spinoff would also be set in Mexico City.
Plot details on the potential spinoff are currently under wraps. The new series would also be co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios. Also, Blue Beetle scribe Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is attached to write the project.
AMAZON DEVELOPING MEXICAN SPINOFF OF THE BOYS
Additionally, The Boys TV creator Eric Kripke is reportedly attached to executive produce the new spinoff through his Kripke Enterprises banner along with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver of Point Grey Pictures, and Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film. Other talents who are said to be attached to the project are Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, who will executive produce the show under their La Corriente del Golfo banner. However, their deals are reportedly still being worked out for the show.
If it gets the green light, this would mark the third show of The Boys universe, including the original. The flagship series is currently slated to debut its fourth season later this year. The first live-action spinoff, Gen V, debuted earlier in September on Prime Video. The new series is set at a college for superheroes run by Vought International. The show became a breakout success and was quickly renewed for a second season in October.
The first spinoff for the franchise was the animated anthology series, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, which featured eight animated standalone stories, featuring numerous actors from the show reprising their roles to voice their characters.
The effort also goes along with Amazon’s recent developments of regional language productions expanding the worlds of some of their other hit shows. As noted in the Variety report, Amazon is also developing spinoffs of the spy-thriller series, Citadel, with local-language productions set in India, Italy, and more.
The Boys has become one of the highest-rated streaming shows on Amazon’s Prime Video since it first launched in 2019. The show has also received eight Emmy nominations, including a nomination for Best Drama Series, which it received in 2021.
Amazon taking this route for the franchise is fascinating. It will be interesting to see if this is meant to be a genuine spinoff still set in the world of the shows, with even the other actors appearing, or if it’s simply meant to be a standalone international version of The Boys, simply done in another country and language. Based on the wording of the article, it certainly sounds like the former.
The spinoff project is also attracting what appears to be some top-tier talent as well. So the fact that the show appears to be building a strong pedigree also works in its favor. It will be interesting to see what comes out of this concept.
The first three seasons of The Boys, Diabolical, and the first season of Gen V are all available to stream now on Prime Video. Season 4 of The Boys and Season 2 of Gen V will drop exclusively on the streamer later on.
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