Diabolical – The Boys universe gets an animated spin-off

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The eight-part anthology series will come to Prime Video in 2022. 

In an surprise announcement made by star Karl Urban during CCXP Worlds, it was confirmed that The Boys is getting a surprise animated spin-off.

Diabolical promises to reveal unseen stories within The Boys universe, brought to life by some very big names; Awkwafina, Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg lead the list of contributors to the anthology series.

There’s no information yet as to what these stories might contain, but Eric Kripke, the show’s executive producer, have us a steer:

“Surprise! We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, Diabolical. 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!”

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With its third series in the can, due sometime in 2022, The Boys itself was nominated for five Emmy awards in 2021. Unfortunately, it didn’t win any, but there’s no shame in losing out to high-profile competition like The Crown, The Mandalorian and WandaVision.

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The series has also got a young superheroes spin-off coming too – with Eric Kripke (him again) saying “Our spinoff will exist in the Vought Cinematic Universe, yet have a tone and style all its own. It’s our take on a college show, with an ensemble of fascinating, complicated, and sometimes deadly Young Supes…”

It looks like it’s going to be a busy year for The Boys. As ever, CultBox will keep you posted…