The Boys’ third season may have come to a close, but the series’ universe is just getting started. Amazon Prime is currently gearing up for the release of the franchise’s first live-action spin-off, The Boys Presents: Varsity, which is set to debut on the streaming service before the main show gets a chance to return. Set parallel to the events of The Boys Season 3, Varsity will examine the world of Supes from the perspective of young characters attending the Vought-run Godolkin University School of Crimefighting. Described as “part college show, part Hunger Games—with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys”, the series will shine a light on the next generation of “superheroes”, with a focus on the X-Men parody team – the G-Men.
Varsity will be helmed by Agent Carter’s Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, but it’s an interview with The Boys’ showrunner Eric Kripke that’s dropped an interesting new tidbit about the project. The creative spoke with Deadline about the future of the growing franchise and revealed that the new series will feature crossovers with his own. He explained that major moments from the latest batch of The Boys episodes will have a direct impact on Varsity, with the latter show doing the same to its flagship heading into Season 4:
There’s definitely crossover, and we’re doing our best to design a universe that sees some of the issues and storylines in Season 3 hand off to the first season in Varsity. Like there’s a presidential campaign happening in the background of that season, and there’s certain things that are happening at that school that are both in reaction to Season 3 of The Boys. There’s Soldier Boy, etcetera, but also some new storylines that are happening in that season of the spinoff that we have to pick up and take into Season 4 of the show.Eric Kripke
There is not currently a release date set for Varsity, but with filming underway, it’s likely it will arrive on Amazon sometime in 2023. Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaz Sinclair, Marco Pigossi, Chance Perdomo, and Shelley Conn are set to star, among others.