Prime Video‘s The Boys has been a big hit since its premiere season. The series is based on the New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Currently, it is gearing up for its season three debut later this year. But in the meantime, Prime Video gave us an eight-episode animated series titled, The Boys Diabolical.
This animated series reveals unseen stories within the universe of the live-action show. It features some characters that you know and some that you will be meeting for the first time. It shows the effect of superhumans on the rest of the world.
During Wondercon 2022 LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez participated in roundtable interviews with Simon Racioppa who serves as the executive producer for The Boys Diabolical. As well as Giancarlo Volpe the supervising director.
One of the key things they talk about is which moments or episodes are cannon to the live-action series. Something that could be very important going forward with the main series. They also talk about how the stories got chosen and how they found some of the talent to participate in writing and voice acting. You can check out both videos down below!
Here is the synopsis for The Boys Diabolical
What do you get when you let some of the most maniacal minds in entertainment today write their own animated shorts set in the world of The Boys?
You’d get The Boys Presents: Diabolical, an eight-episode animated anthology series that plunges elbow-deep into the unseen crevices of superhero violence audiences have devoured—and emerges with a fistful of insanity.
The series features episodes from the brilliant and warped minds of Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler.
From Homelander’s first mission/mistake and a home for kids who didn’t quite get the A-list superpowers, to Butcher and Hughie in the style of the original comics, The Boys Presents: Diabolical has something for everyone—everyone who enjoys blood-drenched but also shockingly emotional television.
It’s cartoons with the safeties off!