It’s been awhile since we heard from The Boys untitled super academy series. The spinoff from the popular Amazon Prime Video series centers on a Vought-run college and the lives of the “hormonal, competitive superheroes” who “put their physical, sexual and moral boundaries to the test” and compete for “the best contracts in the best cities.” We previously called it a high-octane version of The Paper Chase. According to The Boys executive producer Eric Kripke, the program will be more like Mork & Mindy and its tonal shift from its parent show, Happy Days. But two aspects of the planned series are about to change.
Deadline reports actors Aimee Carrero and Shane Paul McGhie have left the series with Carrero transferring to Prime Video’s The Consultant. Reportedly, their decision to exit stems from creative changes to their characters following the departure of original showrunner Craig Rosenberg and the long wait to begin production while Agent Carter‘s Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters re-imagined parts of the show. Both characters will be recast and, in a curious twist, McGhie may appear in another role elsewhere in the emerging Boys TV universe. The rest of the cast, which includes Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Reina Hardesty, and Maddie Phillips, are still expected to appear.
It is still unclear when the show might debut, but with The Boys‘s third season set for May, it is possible this may take an early-to-mid 2023 slot.