The Boys | Amazon developing a Mexico-set superhero spin-off

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A spin-off for one of Prime Video’s most popular series, The Boys, is reportedly in the works and will be set in Mexico.

As we anxiously, eagerly await for The Boys to return for season 4 sometime in 2024, we have some exciting news. The Boys is set to get yet another spin-off, this time set in Mexico. 

The new series would join Gen V and animated series The Boys Presents: Diabolical as the third overall spin-off of The Boys, which has multiple Emmy nominations under its wing.  The Boys has been marketed as a sort of alternative take on the usual superhero tale by exposing how superpowered individuals abuse their powers. 

The Boys has proved to be a welcome addition to the genre that is mostly dominated by the likes of Marvel and DC. The latest season of The Boys included a moment where a Supe (that’s cool lingo for someone with superpowers) shrank to the size of an insect and crawled inside another man’s… appendage and proceeded to accidentally sneeze, with disastrous results. You couldn’t really imagine such a scene in the latest Captain America, could you? 

The Mexico-set series is reportedly executive produced by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal and the pair, who appeared together in Y Tu Mamá También and founded a production company called La Corriente del Golfo together, might also star in it. The Boys creator Eric Kripke is also expected to be an executive producer and Blue Beetle writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is penning the series. 

The Boys is one of Prime Video’s most valuable series. It’s one of the streamer’s highest ranking shows and critics have particularly highlighted Anthony Starr’s performance as Homelander as one of the show’s biggest assets. 

Prime Video is also currently developing spin-offs for shows such as Citadel, which is one of the most expensive TV series produced with a budget of $300m. Starring Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra, the series landed with little more than a small thud, but a second season was quickly announced as well as multiple spin-offs, set in Italy, India, Mexico and Spain. 

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