Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Boys Showrunner Eric Kripke Teases More Possible Spin-Offs

Just as Eric Kripke prepares to unleash the hotly-anticipated third season of "The Boys" on Amazon Prime Video, the acclaimed showrunner is already mulling over the potential for spinoffs based on his wildly popular sci-fi series.

"The Boys," of course, refers to the group of vigilantes including Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) who aim to expose the deadly exploits of Vought International, a mega-conglomerate in the business of creating and promoting superheroes. Led by the seemingly invincible Homelander (Antony Starr), there are sinister intentions behind the powers that be at Vought, as the so-called "superheroes" are actually supervillains manufactured via the super serum Compound V.

Naturally, with the popularity of "The Boys" came the idea of expanding "The Boys" universe. One such concept has already come to fruition with "The Boys Presents: Diabolical," an eight-episode series that highlights different forms of animation for each chapter of the anthology. Featuring stories from the likes of "The Boys" executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, each episode — enhanced, naturally, with Compound V — runs about 15 minutes or less.

With "Diabolical" in the books and another spinoff in production, Kripke discussed some more possibilities for "The Boys" outside of the main series in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Future spinoffs depend on the success of an upcoming one

While Eric Kripke revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the "The Boys" creatives "have a couple more scripts [for shows] that we're in various stages of talking about," he appears to be proceeding with caution when it comes to the idea of other shows set in his unique superhero-slash-supervillain universe. At the very least, fans can anticipate the release of an untitled spinoff about a Vought-run college for supes.

"If the college show works, then maybe there's appetite for more [spin-offs]. But I think we're in no rush because this only works if each show is totally different than the other, and we maintain the same level of quality as 'The Boys,'" Kripke revealed to EW. "Otherwise, it's sort of like, what's the point of doing it? We're trying really hard to not be scum f*** sellouts. We're trying really hard to make sure that each show or each idea would be something we just want to do on our own anyway, whether 'The Boys' was connected to it or not."

The third season of "The Boys," based on the hit graphic novel by Garth Ennis, premieres on Amazon Prime Video June 3.