Amazon’s venture into superhero shows has paid off when The Boys released. It took Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson‘s iconic comic book and adapted its crude, sarcastic view on superheroism. The series was such a success that they are already working on a spin-off that focuses on the group of up-and-coming supes. It will take place in a Vought-sponsored college, which will see the dangerous combination of superpowered individuals and teenage hormones. We got our first overview of the main cast around three months ago, but it looks like Illuminerdi got their hands on some more casting details.
They are currently casting two teenagers with one being Matt, a series regular that is charming yet an “agent of chaos with the magnetism to pull it off.” The other is the Latinx 18-year old Alex, whose main goal is to make some friends at college. He will only be around in seven of the eight episodes planned for the series. Lastly, they also got their first casting details on Emma’s mother, Rebecca. She was People Magazine’s “Sexiest Supe a record 14 times” and it seems her kid entering college will leave some strife between them.
The earlier character breakdowns hinted that this family situation between Emma and Rebecca will have a strong focus in the. Craig Rosenberg will serve as showrunner with Eric Kripke acting as executive producer. Here’s hoping we finally get the official title for the spin-off in the coming weeks. There has also been no word if some cast members from the original show might also make an appearance, but with Vought’s involvement it wouldn’t be too surprising.