Prime Video launched The Boys at a time when the world was tired of factory-made superhero content. The show flipped the genre on its head, theorizing that human beings would just turn out to be dicks if we ever received superpowers. The show has had two highly acclaimed seasons and is currently working on a third. The streaming service has decided to make the wait for the third season a bit sweeter by announcing an animated mini-series based in the show's universe.
Diabolical will be an animated series set in the same universe as The Boys. As revealed by Karl Urban, who plays Billy Butcher, "Eric [Kripke], Seth [Rogan], and Evan [Goldberg] have asked a few of their celebrity mates to cook up eight deliciously unique, twisted, animated episodes set in the world of The Boys. You might say they're diabolical."
These eight episodes will feature original stories by Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler. There's no word yet on whether they will star in the series as well. Considering all the communication based on Diabolical, it appears to be an anthology series.
“Surprise! We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, Diabolical,” said executive producer Eric Kripke in a statement. “We gathered together some incredible creators and we gave them one rule… just kidding, there’s no rules. They blew the doors off it, delivering eight completely unexpected, funny, shocking, gory, moist, emotional episodes. You think ‘The Boys’ is nuts? Wait till you see this.”
Executive producers and writers, Rogen and Goldberg also offered up a statement saying, "Ever since we saw the animated film The Animatrix, a series of short animated films set in the universe of The Matrix, we’ve wanted to rip it off. Today that dream has come true.”
Other executive producers on the show include Simon Racioppa, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Michaela Starr, Loreli Alanís, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, and Ben Kalina.
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