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Entertainment The Boys spin-off about college for young supes in the works at Amazon

02:27  25 september  2020
02:27  25 september  2020 Source:   ew.com

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The Supes are a race of uber-powerful superhumans that have been medically diagnosed as "super-abled" by mainstream science. In truth, however, most Supes are the results of children whom, with the permission of their parents, were heavily medicated with medium to high doses of Compound-V

The Boys get themselves a Super Terrorist, Starlight gets evidence against Vought, The Deep gets in touch with his feelings, and Homelander gets himself a family (sort of). The Boys head to North Carolina to follow a lead on a mysterious Supe named Liberty.

Well this is just diabolical! In the thick of The Boys season 2, which shifted to a weekly release format complete with its own after-show, Amazon is going big with the R-rated superhero satire by fast-tracking development of a new spin-off series.

Laz Alonso et al. sitting on a stage: Jasper Savage/Amazon Studios © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Jasper Savage/Amazon Studios

Also produced by Sony Pictures Television, the show is set at America's only college exclusively for young adult superheroes, which is run by Vought International. Amazon describes the show 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."

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The first season of The Boys was produced by Amazon Studios and became available on Prime Video on July 26, 2019. It is a TV adaptation of the popular comic series by the same name. The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered individuals are recognized as heroes by the general public and

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Laz Alonso et al. sitting in a room: A college for supes?! The Boys have their work cut out for them as a new spin-off show is on the fast track. © Jasper Savage/Amazon Studios A college for supes?! The Boys have their work cut out for them as a new spin-off show is on the fast track.

Craig Rosenberg, an executive producer and writer on The Boys who notably penned this season's whale episode, is writing the pilot. He will also be serving as showrunner and executive producer. Eric Kripke, showrunner of The Boys proper, will also serve as EP with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and The Boys comic creators Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes are real. Not only that, they're a—holes. The Seven, America's premiere superhero team, are as corrupt as they come — seconded only by Vought, their corporate overlords. Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Karen Fukuhara, and more star.

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The Boys is an American comic book series, written by Garth Ennis and co-created, designed, and illustrated by Darick Robertson. It was originally published by Wildstorm (DC Comics)

Stan Edgar is the overarching antagonist of the Amazon series The Boys . He is the CEO of Vought International and Madelyn Stillwell's superior. He is also responsible for Compound V turning people into superhuman beings.

"What Garth created, one of my favorite parts about it is this whole universe," Kripke told EW ahead of this year's premiere. He was specifically noting how Eagle the Archer (Langston Kerman) and Stormfront (Aya Cash), two characters from a team called Payback in the comics, were introduced in season 2. Soldier Boy, another Payback member, will arrive in the already greenlit third season, played by Supernatural's Jensen Ackles.

"The show's a whole world, and there are characters that we'll be introducing in season 3 that might not come out for a couple years but will," he added.

Season 2, which launched earlier this month, had the most-watched global launch of an Amazon Original series, nearly doubling the worldwide viewership of season 1 in its first two weeks. While season 1 premiered all at once last year, season 2 dropped the first three episodes simultaneously before shifting to a weekly format.

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Susan Raynor is one of the characters in the Amazon series The Boys . She is the deputy director of the CIA, the government group that the Boys work for. She despises Billy Butcher, the leader of the Boys , but is sexually involved with him.

Hugh "Hughie" Campbell Jr. is one of the main characters in the Amazon series The Boys , and a member of the vigilante group, The Boys . Hughie has a mediocre life. He’s a mild-mannered guy with a boring job, who still lives at home with his Dad — in the same bedroom he grew up in.

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