Lizze Broadway Joins Amazon’s Untitled The Boys Spinoff
After showrunner Eric Kripke previously confirmed the development of a The Boys spinoff last year, Variety brings word that the project might soon finally secure an official series order from Amazon Prime Video. In addition, the untitled spinoff, which will center around young adult superheroes at Vought-run college, has found its first cast member with Lizze Broadway (The Rookie, Southland). She has signed on to portray the role of a young superhero named Emma.
Deadline also announced that Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) has been cast as a lead in the series in the role of Marie, one of the young superheroes.
The project will be loosely inspired by the G-Men, a parody of the X-Men from The Boys comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The original series is currently in production for its upcoming third season.
The Boys spin-off will be set in America’s only college for young adult superheroes, ineffectually referred to as supes, run by Vought International and is being described 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,” blending the pitfalls of a college series with the gritty competitive nature of The Hunger Games and heart, satire and raunch of the main series.
Craig Rosenberg, an executive producer and writer on the main series, is writing the pilot for the potential spin-off and is set to act as showrunner and executive producer for the new project alongside main series’ creator Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver of Point Grey Pictures and Neal H. Moritz and Payun Shetty of Original Film, while Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television will produce.
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
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