Prime Video‘s superhero satire The Boys has kind of become a parody of itself, embodying the very tropes it set out to make fun of. With the main series and spin-offs like The Boys: Diabolical and the recently launched Gen V enjoying resounding success, it appears that Prime Video’s The Boys is now venturing beyond American soil with a new spin-off series titled The Boys: Mexico. While there’s not much to go by for now, Variety reports that the upcoming spin-off will take place within the gritty and untamed superhero universe, with the backdrop set in Mexico City.
The writing duties will be shouldered by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, known for DC’s Blue Beetle, while Erik Kripke, the mastermind behind The Boys TV series will take on the executive producer role. The Variety report even adds that discussions are underway for Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal to potentially come on board as executive producers through their production company, La Corriente del Golfo. Additionally, according to Deadline, the search for a co-showrunner to collaborate with creator, writer, and executive producer Dunnet-Alcocer, who is currently busy penning the script is ongoing in full swing.
Besides taking on the executive producing role, Deadline adds that Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal are also considering making cameo appearances in the series, although sources suggest that neither would have “major roles.” No additional casting details have been revealed yet. Meanwhile, the team steering The Boys: Mexico is in the final stages of budgeting for the upcoming series. If the series secures the go-ahead (which we’re pretty confident it will), the spin-off would become the fourth addition to Prime Video’s ‘The Boys‘ franchise, following the main series, the animated anthology series The Boys Presents: Diabolical‘ and the recent Gen V spin-off.
The college teen-focused Gen V really opened up the franchise and is set to tie into the events of the main show. The ‘Gen V’ finale served as a direct segue into The Boys Season 4, teasing how everything exists in an interconnected universe. So if this new Mexico spin-off series follows the same trend, there could be plenty of crossover potential in the future.
Beyond this, nothing much is currently known about The Boys: Mexico series. Will it introduce new supes, or are we in for a Mexican twist on characters like Homelander or The Boys? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, the main series is also picking up steam, with Season 4 of The Boys now back in production. Actors are returning to record additional dialogue, and while there’s still no official release date in sight, chances are that ‘The Boys‘ Season 4 could hit the streaming service sometime in mid/late 2024.
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