Much like the MCU and DCEU movies that Amazon Studios’ The Boys series started out satirizing, the show is set to become a franchise with a spinoff series currently in development. The spinoff will focus on a university for future superheroes run by Vought. The Illuminerdi recently published a slate of descriptions for the main cast of characters that will feature in the spinoff.
First up is lead character and series regular Marie Moreau, who is an “18-year-old black woman who is motivated, bold, and determined.” She is the Caribbean’s first and only superhero and feels the need to prove herself. Carrying the burden of expectations of her family and her nation, Marie is intent on going to the top of the college while enduring the mockery of her classmates, to which Marie responds in kind with a “flippant and derisive sense of humor.”
Next up is Emma, another lead and series regular, who is also an 18-year-old described as “sweet, devoted, compassionate, and lovably neurotic bordering on pathological.” The daughter of a renowned superheroine, Emma craves acceptance and makes friends quickly, but hides a dirty secret that she is afraid of getting out.
Then comes Jordan Lee, an Asian-American woman who comes to the college with her twin brother Mark. According to the description, “Jordan is a pan-sexual hedonist superhero always looking to get drunk, get laid, or get high”. While leading a carefree life, Jordan is secretly afraid of failure, and her superpowers are no longer enough to protect her from losing when she joins the college for supes.
Jordan’s twin brother Mark is much like his sister in that he also loves partying. After falling for a fellow super, Mark is encouraged by her to work hard to reach the top and discovers a hidden well of ambition that leads him down a dangerous path.
Then comes Britney, in her early 20s, a former teen star who had her own show once, before losing it all following a drug scandal. Now in drastically straitened circumstances, Britney still craves the spotlight and plans to use her time at the college to wrangle a new contract out of Vought, while attempting to keep hidden a dark secret and having to decide how far she is willing to go to fulfill her dreams.
Another lead and series regular is Andre aka Polarity, a 19-year-old black sophomore who is one of the most powerful and talented Supes at the school. While winning people over with his “rockstar swagger, quick wit, and a swoon-worthy smile,” Andre is also deadly serious about becoming a true superhero and making his father proud, who was a former B-grade Superhero and is now his son’s coach, mentor, and best friend. As his storyline evolves, Andre’s intensely codependent relationship with his father is tested, as are their loyalties.
Finally, there is Golden Boy, described as “a 22-year-old big name on campus who possesses thermonuclear power and pure charisma”. Billed as the next big superhero to join the Vought pantheon, Golden Boy seems to be able to deal easily with the staggering burden of expectations placed upon him from a young age. Or is there more going on beneath the character’s perfect surface life than appears?
Amazon Studios’ The Boys stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Aya Cash as Stormfront. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The spinoff show does not yet have a title or release date. This news was first reported at The Illuminerdi.
You can view the original article HERE.