With as much as I've read about programs and programming, you'd think I might've noticed that The Boys -- the popular Amazon Prime anti-superhero comedy -- forthcoming spin-off was going to be animated, but somehow that fact completely escaped me. It seems that I do recall having read about the show being given a spin-off, but -- mmm -- how exactly is an animated spin-off going to bring the same kind of delivery?
Don't get me wrong: I'm all for expanding popular properties, especially when some time, care, effort, blood, sweat, and tears are being put to efficient use. But The Boys is a live action show -- one built for a decidedly adult audience -- and this one looks to be a bit more juvenile.
And, sure, I get that Star Trek has undergone a recent growth in animation with both its Lower Decks and Star Trek: Prodigy entries, but Trek is -- thematically and tonally -- way different from the incessantly bloody and destructive tales at the core of The Boys' best diversions. Again, not griping ... just trying to be honest ...
Whatever the case may be, I'll tune in for it, as I do kinda/sorta catch a Venture Bros. vibe in this latest video release. Who knows? Since that Cartoon Network highwater mark was disgracefully cancelled, maybe Diabolical will step in to fill the void.
Trailer is below. You folks know what to do.