THE BOYS Animated Series Gets Wild and Bloody in New Trailer

Prime Video’s The Boys is definitely not the kind of superhero fare aimed at youngsters. At least not youngsters you hope will grow up to become well-adjusted adults. But now the show is getting its own animated anthology spinoff series. And the new trailer for The Boys Presents: Diabolical makes one thing very clear: Cartoon or not, this f***ing franchise is still not meant for children.

Gore, unbridled capitalism, super people who shouldn’t be trusted to run a lemonade stand, and more cursing than a Quentin Tarantino movie? It’s nice to have The Boys back in our life. And starting March 4 we’re getting eight-episodes worth with Diabolical.

Each episode will have a runtime between 12 and 14 minutes. Every installment will also feature its own animation style. With what Prime Video calls “unseen stories within The Boys universe, dreamt up by some of the most creative and bloody brilliant minds in entertainment today.” You can find a full list of each episode and the creative team behind it below.

A collection of strange characters in a home library on The Boys Presents: Diabolical
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Despite just being eight episode long, the first season also has one of the best casts you’ll ever see. The show stars: Kimberly Brooks, Nicole Byer, Frances Conroy, Asjha Cooper, Chris Diamantopolous, John DiMaggio, Jermaine Fowler, Emily Gordon, Grey Griffin, Randall Duk Kim, David Marciano, Xolo Maridueña, Dominique McElligott, Caleb McLaughlin, Colby Minifie, Eugene Mirman, Retta, Kevin Michael Richardson, Somali Rose, Parker Simmons, Ursula Taherian, Fred Tatasciore, Sean Patrick Thomas, Angela Marie Volpe, Gary Antony Williams and Jenny Yokobori, Awkwafina, Michael Cera, Don Cheadle, Chace Crawford, Kieran Culkin, Giancarlo Esposito, Eliot Glazer, Jason Isaacs, Kumail Nanjiani, Justin Roiland, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Ben Schwartz, Elisabeth Shue, Christian Slater, Kevin Smith, Antony Starr, Nasim Pedrad, Simon Pegg, Kenan Thompson, Aisha Tyler, and Youn Yuh Jung.

That’s an incredible lineup. One matched by the writers behind each episode. Too bad you’re kids will have to wait a few more years before they get to see the show. Seriously, don’t let your kids watch this series. Cartoon or not, it’s not meant for them. Which is exactly why we expect it to be so good for us.

The title card for The Boys animated anthology series Diabolical
Prime Video

“Laser Baby’s Day Out”
Writers: Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
Directors: Crystal Chesney-Thompson and Derek Thompson
Animation Style: Inspired by classic American animated shorts.

“An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents”
Writers: Justin Roiland & Ben Bayouth
Director: Parker Simmons
Animation Style: Inspired by Justin Roiland’s aesthetic.

“I’m Your Pusher”
Writer: Garth Ennis
Director: Giancarlo Volpe
Animation Style: An homage to the original The Boys comics.

“Boyd in 3D”
Writer: Eliot Glazer
Story by: Eliot Glazer & Ilana Glazer
Director: Naz Ghodrati-Azadi
Animation Style: Inspired by French comics and animation.

Writer: Awkwafina
Director: Madeleine Flores
Animation Style: Inspired by Saturday morning animation imports.

“Nubian vs Nubian”
Writer: Aisha Tyler
Director: Matthew Bordenave
Animation Style: Anime inspired

“John and Sun-Hee”
Writer: Andy Samberg
Director: Steve Ahn
Animation Style: Inspired by Korean drama and horror.

“One Plus One Equals Two”
Writer: Simon Racioppa
Directors: Jae Kim and Giancarlo Volpe
Animation Style: A darker take on American superhero animation.

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