“The Boys” has developed into a massive franchise for Amazon Studios and has become one of Prime Video’s flagship series. The main series features Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell, Antony Starr as Homelander, and Erin Moriarty as Starlight. The uber-violent superhero satire has gained considerable fandom on top of critical praise, earning a surprise Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series nomination in 2021. The show hasn’t lost any steam, as it’s about to enter its fourth season.
“The Boys” has seen two spinoffs released since 2022. “The Boys: Diabolical” was the first offshoot, with the adult animated series telling standalone stories set in “The Boys” universe with many actors from the show reprising their roles. In 2023, “Gen V” was released on Amazon Prime Video, focusing on a younger group of heroes battling to climb the ladder at Godolkin University in an effort to join The Seven. The series was headlined by Jaz Sinclair’s blood-bending hero Marie Moreau and was a fresh take on the genre.
While it remains to be seen what Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal ultimately come up with for “The Boys: Mexico,” seeing them work together again on the upcoming show is exciting news — especially if they have cameos, or, let’s hope, prominent roles. At the same time, it’s a welcome sight to see the “The Boys” franchise explore a totally different country besides the United States, as the series gives writers a chance to explore how “superheroes” affect other parts of the world.