Amazon Studios’ untitled The Boys spin-off continues to fill up its cast following the departures of previously announced cast members Aimee Carrero, Shane Paul McGhie, and Reina Hardesty. According to Deadline, Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Staircase), Sean Patrick Thomas (Save the Last Dance), and Brazilian actor Marco Pigossi have been tapped to join the upcoming superhero series along with London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, and Shelley Conn.
Thor will be taking over Hardesty’s undisclosed role, while Schwarzenegger, Thomas, and Pigossi are portraying the respective roles of Golden Boy, Polarity, and Dr. Cardosa. They will be joining series regulars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, and Maddie Phillips.
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The Boys spin-off will be set in America’s only college for young adult superheroes, ineffectually referred to as supes, run by Vought International and is being 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,” blending the pitfalls of a college series with the gritty competitive nature of The Hunger Games and heart, satire and raunch of the main series.
The project will be loosely inspired by the G-Men, a parody of the X-Men from The Boys comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It currently stars Lizze Broadway, Jaz Sinclair, Maddie Phillips, and Reina Hardesty.
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The Boys spin-off will be executive produced by showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters along with Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver of Point Grey Pictures and Neal H. Moritz and Payun Shetty of Original Film, while Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television will produce.