The Boys is becoming a franchise. This year saw the spin-off series Gen V, which followed an animated show called The Boys: Diabolical. Now, Deadline has learned that another spin-off is being developed, this one called The Boys: Mexico. The executive producers of The Boys, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, are behind The Boys: Mexico, which is being created and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Blue Beetle. Actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal will serve as executive producers; the two may act in the series as well, but in minor roles. No synopsis is known yet, but the title doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination, and the series will be shot in Mexico. I would imagine the Vegas odds favor Antony Starr making an appearance as Homelander at some point.
Amazon sure is milking The Boys for everything they can, huh? I mostly like the show (though not as much as the comic; if you think the show is extreme, check out what an unleashed Garth Ennis can do on the page – then, check out the magnificent Preacher), but I haven’t seen either of the spin-offs. I guess I’ll have to watch Gen V sooner or later, as it’s supposed to tie into season 4 of the main series. But it doesn’t feel like a premise that can be stretched all that far. I get Gen V; it takes place at the academy where Vought trains and recruits the superheroes who join the Boys. But The Boys: Mexico sounds like it’ll be the same show in a different setting, or at least a similar show. Does Vought have superhero teams in other countries, or is this an imitation of what Vought is doing by a Mexican company? I guess it could be good (although having the writer of Blue Beetle behind it doesn’t fill me with confidence), but when there’s a glut of spin-offs like this, I tend to wish they’d just make some different shows of the same quality rather than adding to an existing IP for the brand recognition.