Prime Video has recently announced a special week dedicated to all its upcoming adult animated shows. Starting from January 17 to 23, Amazon will be launching an event called Fanimation Week. The purpose of this event is to celebrate all things adult animation featured on Prime Video. On January 18, Amazon will focus on the upcoming The Boys animated spinoff series titled, The Boys: Diabolical. You can check out the recently released title picture for the upcoming series courtesy of Amazon Studios.
Originally announced last month, Diabolical is an upcoming animated anthology series set in the same universe as the streamer’s popular superhero show, The Boys. The production was revealed by a video message that featured actor Karl Urban, who portrays Billy Butcher in the live-action series. The announcement was made during one Prime Video’s Comic-Con Experience 2021. It has been confirmed that Diabolical will have a total of eight episodes.
“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.”
There are currently no further details about what exactly Amazon will reveal for Diabolical during Fanimation Week, but this recent announcement is the first release update for the upcoming series since December last year. When it was first announced to the world, the upcoming animated series was already described as being “nearly finished”. It’s currently being speculated that Amazon will possibly reveal some sort of footage, or even just a poster. Diabolical will feature a stellar team of writers from across the entertainment industry, with episodes featuring stories by Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot and Ilana Glazer, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland, Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, Aisha Tyler, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen.
When Will The Boys: Diabolical Be Released?
“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.”
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg also made a statement: “Ever since we saw the animated film The Animatrix, a series of short animated films set in the universe of The Matrix, we’ve wanted to rip it off. Today that dream has come true.”
Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg will serve as executive producers on the upcoming animated series, alongside 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. Diabolical comes from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Titmouse, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film and Point Grey Pictures.
The animated series will premiere on Prime Video sometime in 2022. The new series will tell “unseen stories within The Boys universe”. If you’re interested in taking a look at the upcoming Fanimation event, you can check out the full schedule below.
- 1/17 – Anime Monday: A day dedicated to highlighting all the amazing Anime titles available on Prime Video, including the critically-acclaimed Evangelion Rebuild series.
- 1/18 – Diabolical Tuesday: It’s time to get f*cking Diabolical with Prime Video’s animated anthology series, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, set in the world of The Boys.
- 1/19 – Fairfax Wednesday Drop: Get ready for the DROP! Let’s get hypebeast-y with Prime Video’s latest entry into its Adult Animation lineup.
- 1/20 – Vox Machina Thursday: Fans have made this the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time, let’s blow it all out for them and this amazing cast.
- 1/21 – Undone Friday: A behind the scenes of one of Prime Video’s most visually stunning shows.
- 1/22 – Invincible Saturday Season 1 Rewatch-a-thon: Let’s end the weekend on a high note with a rewatch of Prime Video’s most talked about animated series of 2021.
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