Amazon Prime Video has declared an eight-scene pickup of “Malevolent,” an enlivened treasury series set in a similar universe as the decoration’s hit superhuman show “The Boys.” The creation was affirmed through a video message highlighting entertainer Karl Urban, who depicts Billy Butcher in “The Boys,” delivered during one of Amazon Prime Video’s Comic-Con Experience 2021 virtual boards.
“There is no question that you guys are the greatest fans in the world,” Urban stated in the announcement. “As a special way of saying thank you to you, we’ve got a little surprise for you which is going to drop early next year… [Producers Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg] have asked a few of their celebrity mates to cook up eight deliciously unique, twisted, animated episodes set in the world of ‘The Boys.’”
“Diabolical” highlights a huge number of composing ability from across media outlets, with scenes including stories by Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot and Ilana Glazer, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg and Aisha Tyler. Rogen and Goldberg likewise fill in as journalists.
“Surprise! We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, ‘Diabolical,’” executive producer Eric Kripke said in a statement. “We gathered together some incredible creators and we gave them one rule… just kidding, there’s no rules. They blew the doors off it, delivering eight completely unexpected, funny, shocking, gory, moist, emotional episodes. You think ‘The Boys’ is nuts? Wait till you see this.”
Rogen and Goldberg additionally offered an assertion: “Since the time we saw the vivified film ‘The Animatrix,’ a progression of short enlivened movies set in the universe of ‘The Matrix,’ we’ve needed to scam it. Today that fantasy has worked out as expected.”
Kripke, Rogen and Goldberg fill in as executive producers on “Diabolical,” close by Simon Racioppa, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Michaela Starr, Loreli Alanís, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina. “Malevolent” comes from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Titmouse, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film and Point Gray Pictures. The vivified series will premiere on the streamer in 2022.
“The Boys” depends on the best-selling comic of a similar name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Kripke fills in as leader maker and showrunner. Season 3 of the Emmy-named series is coming, however Amazon Prime Video has not yet affirmed an authority delivery date.