Amazon explores 'The Boys' spinoff set in Mexico in latest development
Amazon is venturing into new territory with a spinoff of 'The Boys' set in Mexico. The upcoming development promises to expand the gritty and irreverent world of the original series.
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Sources reveal that Amazon is actively working on a Spanish-language spinoff of its acclaimed dark superhero series, inspired by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic books, with the setting in Mexico City. Plot specifics are kept confidential.
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Mirroring the production collaboration of 'The Boys,' this spinoff is set to be a joint effort between Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, known for his recent screenplay work on the DC film 'Blue Beetle,' is reportedly slated to write for the project.
Erik Kripke, the creator of The Boys, is set to serve as an executive producer through Kripke Enterprises. Joining him in the production lineup are Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver of Point Grey Pictures, along with Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film.
Additionally, there are discussions for Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal to executive produce under their La Corriente del Golfo banner, although specific deals for their involvement in the series are still in progress.
If the development progresses, it marks the third installment in 'The Boys' universe, supplementing the original series set to launch its fourth season in 2024. Recently, Prime Video unveiled 'Gen V,' the first season of which is set in a superhero college managed by Vought International. Premiering on Sept. 29, the show has already secured a renewal for a second season in October.
Earlier, Prime Video introduced 'The Boys Presents: Diabolical,' an animated anthology featuring eight standalone stories. The series showcased familiar actors from 'The Boys,' reprising their roles in the voice cast.
Emerging as a standout Amazon streaming original, 'The Boys' has consistently garnered high popularity since its 2019 debut. Continuously ranking prominently on Nielsen streaming charts with each new episode, the series has accumulated eight Emmy nominations, notably securing a nomination for Best Drama Series in 2021.