The Boys’ Creator Talks Landing The Superhero Show And How Seth Rogen And An F-Bomb Were Involved

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Anybody who has watched more than a few minutes of The Boys knows that the show is a bit out there when it comes to certain storylines. From Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, the Amazon series developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg came to him by surprise. Kripke revealed just how he ended up with the superhero show, and some choice words were involved.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Eric Kripke revealed an interesting story on how he landed The Boys. He initially wanted Garth Ennis’ comic book Preacher, as he had been a fan, but Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg got to it first. However, Kripke met with one of the producers on the show and The Boys was born, but not without an f-bomb:

I set a meeting with him just to tell him, ‘Fuck you for giving Preacher to somebody else.' He was like, ‘Well, we have The Boys. You want The Boys?’

It’s amazing how one meeting about one series turns into a meeting for a different series. And it’s a good thing The Boys was up for grabs, because the Emmy-nominated show has turned into a massive hit under Eric Kripke. Even before Season 3 premieres, fans are getting very hyped for what’s next for The Seven, especially with multiple new supes and some pretty insane storylines. It seems no one other than the Supernatural creator would be a better fit for The Boys.

Landing The Boys was just a chance of fate for Eric Kripke and it all worked out for the better with The Boys becoming such a massive hit, and Preacher worked out for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, as it ran for four seasons. Maybe all's well that ends well! With Season 3 coming up, Kripke is all about focusing on it and trying hard to not spill too much about the upcoming season. If you thought landing The Boys was a surprise, Kripke recently revealed how he got Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles for Soldier Boy, which only involved a phone call at the right moment.

Meanwhile, Season 3 of The Boys is turning into the biggest one yet for the series. Between the new supes, secret organizations, and some very questionable and raunchy storylines (“Herogasm” anyone?) it’s definitely one to look forward to. Currently there aren’t any updates on a release date, and it’s still possible it could premiere later this year, but fans could well be waiting into 2022.

Hopefully we’ll get some news very soon, but in the meantime, fans can rewatch all the head-exploding glory in the first two seasons on Amazon. Check out CinemaBlend’s fall 2021 TV schedule to see what shows to look forward to and keep a look out for any more news on The Boys!

Megan Behnke
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