The Boys spinoff casts Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair as young superheroes

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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The Boys spinoff has cast two leads with Lizze Broadway (The Lost Boys, Instakiller)and Jaz Sinclair (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Please Baby Please) to star in the upcoming superhero series. Broadway will play Emma, while Sinclair will portray Marie. The untitled series is set at America’s only college built exclusively for young adult superheroes (and run by Vought International). It has also been described as an irreverent, R-rated series that explores 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. Part college show, part Hunger Games — with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.

The spinoff hails from the same team behind the original series – Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises, and Original Film. The Boys executive producer Craig Rosenberg will write the spinoff series, in addition to executive producing and serving as showrunner. The Boys developer/executive producer Eric Kripke and fellow The Boys EPs, Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver; Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty; Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson also executive produce. Sarah Carbiener, Erica Rosbe, Aisha Porter-Christie, Judalina Neira, Zak Schwartz serve as co-executive producers. 

The Boys takes place in an America where the planet's superheroes have been morally corrupted by their celebrity status and often take advantage of their powers in reckless displays of behavior that threaten the safety of the world. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) runs a group of vigilantes known as The Boys, who do what they can to keep watch over the superheroes, and, if need be, eliminate them.

Do you think Amazon will have another hit on their hands with this spinoff or is two shows based on The Boys one too many? Personally, I'd love to see The Boys formula work its corrupted magic over on a mature YA series. How much will they be able to get away with? How sick and depraved will the students be exactly? We'll have to wait and see, but one thing's for sure, Amazon shows no signs of letting their golden superhero series go anytime soon.

Source: Deadline, Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.