‘The Boys: Mexico’ Spin-Off Is Still a While Away from Being Produced, Eric Kripke Confirms

'The Boys: Mexico' Spin-Off Is Still a While Away from Being Produced, Eric Kripke Confirms

The Boys is one of the most popular superhero series in the world at this moment. The twisted take on the superhero genre, adapted from the comic book of the same name, became a major hit for Amazon Prime and a series that has pushed the boundaries of what can be shown on TV in more ways than one. The series is expecting the premiere of its fourth season in June, while its first and so far only spin-off, Gen V, is in the process of filming its second season. But, there is another spin-off project planned – The Boys: Mexico (tentative title) – but based on the most recent reports, the project is still some time away before being made into a series.

Seeing how popular the franchise is, we’re not really surprised that more spin-offs are being worked on and the only bad news here is that the Latin American spin-off, which will expand the world of The Boys even more and in more ways than one, won’t premiere soon, as Eric Kripke, the showrunner and developer of The Boys confirmed.

The show is being worked on by Mexican actor and filmmaker Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, who confirmed the news in December, saying the following:

“I’m very excited about what we can do, because we can do something very interesting in Latin America.”

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, the writer of Blue Beetle, is supposedly working on the script for the series which will take The Boys universe to Latin America. Diego Luna has been rumored to be attached to the project, but nothing official has been released so far.

Recently, Entertainment Weekly had a talk with Eric Kripke, the showrunner of The Boys, who, while confirming that the spin-off is, indeed, being worked on, it is still “a while away” from becoming reality:

“They are still making the deal with the writer for the pilot. He has an amazing pitch, and we all giggle and think about how fun it would be. But there are a lot of hurdles for that show before it’s a real show. He’s got to write an amazing pilot, he’s probably got to write an amazing episode 2. I think he can and he will, but we’re a while away from truly starting to drop in the Easter eggs and the setups and stuff.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

He further explained that it was not a matter of the spin-off itself but rather the fact that he wants to approach The Boys franchise differently, i.e., to make spin-off works that really matter so that audiences don’t get the impression that they’re watching something they’d already seen. He elaborated:

“I really don’t want people to feel they have to watch one [show] to understand the other. I never want it to feel like homework or mandatory viewing. I think that’s hurt Marvel in a certain amount of ways, and I don’t want to do that. I want you to watch both shows. It certainly expands your enjoyment and experience of both shows because you understand some of the backstory of where things came from, but by no means do you have to.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

And that is more or less it, as far as The Boys: Mexico is concerned. The series is being worked on as we speak, but everyone, including Kripke, wants to see it done right before greenlighting it officially, so we’ll have to wait a bit. Of course, until then, be sure to keep following us for all the updates!

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