The next The Boys spinoff is coming to Mexico. The Prime Video franchise, whose first spinoff, Gen V, premiered early this year to critical acclaim, looks set to expand even further with The Boys: Mexico. And when it does, there will be some familiar faces behind the cameras – and maybe in front of them.
Deadline is reporting that Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal will executive produce the new series from Blue Beetle writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. They are also both considering taking on acting roles, though neither role is expected to be significant.
No details regarding the premise of the show or the cast have been released as of yet. The new show is expected to be shot on location in Mexico. Reports indicate the spinoff will be in Spanish.
The Boys, based on the best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, focuses on a world where superheroes are not exactly morally upstanding citizens. That’s when a group of vigilantes – known as The Boys – come in, determined to stop the corrupt superheroes. It’s just that they have no superpowers. Or, you know, fame. Talk about a losing battle. But someone’s gotta fight it anyway.
Longtime collaborators Luna and García Bernal have reunited multiple times since their first movie together, Y Tu Mamá También (2001). They have been producing partners since 2018. García Bernal recently starred in the Amazon bio-drama Cassandro. Luna was most recently seen in the first season of the Star Wars hit Andor, which is set to return for season 2.
The internet had some fun reactions to the news, from poking fun at Hollywood’s tendency to use the yellow light filter to depict Latin America.
To jokes about the name.
Without forgetting the obligatory El Chapulín Colorado joke.