Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television are expanding the TV universe of ‘The Boys’ with a new animated spin-off ‘Diabolical.’ Billy Butcher actor Karl Urban made the announcement on a recorded message during the Prime video virtual panel at the CCXP Worlds 2021.
Amazon said in a press release, “Diabolical reveals unseen stories within The Boys universe, brought to life by some of the most creative minds in entertainment today, including Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler.”
“Surprise,” said Diabolical executive producer Eric Kripke. “We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, Diabolical. We gathered together some incredible creators and we gave them one rule … just kidding, there’s no rules. They blew the doors off it, delivering eight completely unexpected, funny, shocking, gory, moist, emotional episodes. You think The Boys is nuts? Wait till you see this.”
Head of television at Amazon Studios Vernon Sanders expressed enthusiasm for the show, saying, “Expanding the universe of The Boys has been an amazing journey. Fans will get all-new stories, with all the fun and outrageous humor of The Boys that they know and love—plus some great surprises.” Sanders added, “Eric, Seth, and Evan have assembled incredible talent to bring Diabolical to life, and we can’t wait for our Prime Video customers to see this new, wild ride.”
The animated series has a long list of executive producers including Simon Racioppa, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Michaela Starr, Loreli Alanís, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, and Ben Kalina.
‘The Boy’ is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It was developed for streaming service by executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke.
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