Aside from being two shows consistently on our list of top shows every time they run a new season or maybe awards season, there aren't a lot of times you'll hear Amazon Prime and showrunner & EP Eric Kripke's The Boys mentioned in the same conversation with FX Networks' What We Do in the Shadows. So when the opportunity arises, it doesn't take long to hit our radar- especially when it involves WWDITS' Harvey Guillén (Guillermo) and The Boys' Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko aka The Female). Taking to social media, Guillén shared a look at the two out grabbing a drink and a snack in Toronto on Saturday now that patio/outdoor dining is being offered again after months. Combine two actors we're big fans of with another sign that life is slowly crawling back to some level of normal? We would definitely sign off on more "crossovers" like these:
"Yesterday Toronto opened up their patios/outdoor dining for the first time in months !.. so naturally [Karen Fukuhara] and I went on a stroll to church st. Had a drink and a 🍪 as one does to celebrate .. Happy Pride," Guillén wrote in their Instagram post from earlier today showing off their appreciation for being out of the house:
Meanwhile, Kripke and Craig Rosenberg (Director, S03E01 "Payback") are also working on a spinoff series (a series order is expected soon) based on a Vought-sponsored college for the best of the best supes-wise. Though still in development with casting underway (see below), Kripke had some details to offer during an interview with THR. First, Kripke wants fans to know that the series isn't the result of Amazon looking to milk the franchise for all it's worth: this was the team's idea. "First, it didn't come from Amazon telling us, 'Hey, you're a hit, you must do a lot more of the same.' It came from me, [The Boys EPs] Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Craig Rosenberg just talking. We stumbled on to this corner of the universe that we really loved and we took it to them," Kripke explained.
As for the concept of The Boys spinoff (which strikes us as a cross between medical school students finding out where their residencies and college athletes getting drafted to pro teams), Kripke was able to elaborate on the different "supes perspective" viewers will have. 'It's a Vought-owned college where young kids with powers are trained as to how to be proper superheroes, all leading to an NBA-style draft at the end of the year. It's sort of like a college sports show meets Fame, because they also have to go to acting classes and marketing classes. It's going to be a very character-driven, hopefully incredibly realistic, college show," he explained.
Lizzie Broadway (The Rookie, Bones) and Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Shane Paul McGhie (Deputy, Greenleaf), Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor, Young & Hungry), and Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters), and Reina Hardesty (Brockmire) have been cast as young Supes attending America's only college exclusively for those with special powers (run by Vought International, of course). The series will explore the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test- competing for the best contracts in the best cities.
Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television are set to produce, in association with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and NightSky Productions. Rosenberg will pen the pilot and serve as executive producer and showrunner on The Boys spinoff as part of his overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. The Boys developer/executive producer Kripke and fellow EPs, Point Grey Pictures' Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver; Original Film's Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty; and Ken F. Levin and Jason Netter also executive produce.
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