If you’ve ever been curious about Awkwafina fanfic for Amazon’s bloody anti-superhero series The boys, your time is right – or at least it’s on its way.
Prime Video announced on December 5 that the live-action series will have a spin-off in 2022, with eight “delightfully unique and twisted animated episodes set in the world of The boys. The initial video ad, featuring series star Karl Urban, who plays anti-superhero activist Billy Butcher, indicates that each episode will be written by a different person or team.
Garth Ennis, who wrote the original version of the comic The boys, is one of those credited writers. Others include musical artist and movie star Awkwafina (recently seen in Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings), Andy Samberg of Lonely Island, longtime writing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Spliced creator and Invincible screenwriter Simon Racioppa, Archerthis is Aisha Tyler, Rick and morty‘s Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, and sibling duo Ilana Glazer (co-creator of Big city) and Eliot Glazer (producer of New girl).
The ad offered little further details on Diabolical, although the focus on eight different writers or writing teams suggests an anthology of unrelated shorts in the vein of The facilitator or Netflix Love, Death & Robots. The video, which highlights Billy Terror’s Bulldog vigorously licking its own genitals, certainly suggests that the animated series will continue to express The boyslove of all that is transgressive. The series, about a world full of superheroes who abuse their powers and anti-heroes who hunt and punish them, certainly left plenty of room for side stories – the sprawling cast and scale of the world suggests a lot. of untapped potential that could be taken up by creative minds.
Diabolical seems unrelated to the previously announced Boys spin off, an academic series designed to explore what education looks like for overpowered youth in the Boys world.
Diabolical will arrive on Prime Video in 2022.