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Fans Of The Boys Just Got The Best News

Amazon's "The Boys" is a series that uses superheroes to tell a story both dark and humorous. The series, based on the comic book of the same name, answers the question of what real people — with their darkest tendencies, egos, and all — would do if they had superhuman abilities, while being assisted and managed by the omnipotent conglomerate Vought International. On the series, these sometimes heroic, but usually less-than-heroic imperfect creatures navigate fame, fortune, and emotional trauma in ways that have earned the show six Emmy nominations to date.

Fans are chomping at the bit for Season 3, and it's easy to see why. Sadly, we can't report on that particular release date yet, but we do have some other fantastic news that "The Boys" fans will be excited to hear. 

If you can't get enough of this spectacular show, its dynamic characters, and the creepy way Vought International controls everything, you'll be elated to hear what's in store for the franchise going forward — and we do mean "franchise," because it sounds like there's a new "The Boys" show on the way.

The Boys is getting a spin-off

The Hollywood Reporter announced on Monday, September 27 that a spin-off show is currently in the works at Amazon. 

There's no title yet, but we do know a whole lot about who's running the show, future cast members, and its basic premise: as far as the latter goes, the show will tell a story about Vought's supes-only university, with a cast of young students who promise to be as hormonally-charged as they are superpowered. The spin-off is being described as "part college show, part 'Hunger Games'," which sounds absolutely insane. Imagine if "Van Wilder" became a TV show with superheroes and a TV-MA rating — that's most likely what audiences have in store.

Former "Agent Carter" alumni Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas will be spearheading the project, with Seth Rogan and "The Boys" showrunner Eric Kripke acting as executive producers. Kripke has already promised a series very different from "The Boys," saying that, "Much like 'Mork & Mindy' spun-off from 'Happy Days' — which is an insane and true fact — our spinoff will exist in the Vought Cinematic Universe, yet have a tone and style all its own."

Six young stars have already been cast as the superhuman college students attending Vought University, including Aimee Carrero, Shane Paul McGhie, Jaz Sinclar, Maddie Phillips, Lizze Broadway, and Reina Hardesy. At this time, it is unclear what characters they will play.

If you're already hyped up to see what sort of mayhem deprived super-students can wreak, you're not alone. Unfortunately, although the show has been cooking for over a year, it's still early in production. Fans can cut their teeth on Season 3 of its parent show in the meantime — as soon as Amazon gives us a release date, that is.