''The Boys: Mexico'' spin-off is still a while away - ''There are many hurdles,'' says producer

''The Boys: Mexico'' was announced as a new spin-off of the Amazon drama ''The Boys.'' According to Eric Kripke, who is in charge of the ''The Boys'' series, the project is still a long way from being realized.

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This project, which was reported in November 2023, is a new spin-off following "Jen Bui" and is a Spanish-language drama set in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico in South America. The producers of "The Boys" include Kripke as executive producer, Diego Luna, known for his role as Cassian Andor in the "Star Wars" series, Gael Garcia Bernal, who worked on "Old" (2021), etc. Gareth Dunnett Alcocer, who worked on DC's Blue Beetle, was reported to be participating as a scriptwriter.

Kripke recently revealed the progress of this project in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. He said, ''We're still in the contracting stage with the scriptwriter for the pilot.''

“He (Alcocer) has a great idea and we laugh at it and think how much fun it will be. But there are a lot of hurdles to really make the show happen. He's got to write a great pilot, and I'm sure he'll have to make a great second episode as well. I think he'll do it, but it's going to be a while before he starts throwing in any serious Easter eggs or foreshadowing. ”.

According to Kripke, the real hurdle in creating a spinoff is whether it's strong enough to stand on its own even if The Boys never existed. The first live-action spinoff, Gen Bui, clears this hurdle by focusing on the college lives of young superheroes. However, the events of "Jen Buie" are a direct connection to "The Boys" Season 4, and Kripke says he's "really sensitive" about the topic.

"We don't want people to feel like they have to watch one show to understand what's going on with the other. We don't want it to feel like homework or forced viewing. To some extent, that's hurting Marvel. I don't want to do that."

''I would like people to watch both shows because it would help them understand some of the background of things and broaden their enjoyment and experience of both programs, but it's not necessary,'' I spoke my mind. I'd like to keep an eye on future developments to see what will happen with "The Boys: Mexico." By the way, in the interview, the endings of ''The Boys'' and ``Jen Bui'' were also briefly mentioned. "The ending of 'The Boys' is already decided in my head. It will be interesting to see how long it will take to get there. 'Jen Bui' will also have its own ending. Although both programs influence each other, they can develop independently."