A while ago, we heard that The Boys is working on an untitled spinoff series set in a college run by Vought International which would feature young supes in training. Since then, we've heard various updates about the project including cast and showrunner changes. Now, the series has added a notable name to its cast.
According to Deadline, Patrick Schwarzenegger has joined the untitled The Boys college spinoff series in a high-profile recurring role. He is set to play Golden Boy, a character that was mentioned in the Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman online series. Sean Patrick Thomas (The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Marco Pigossi (Invisible City) have also been tapped for recurring roles in the series.
The series, which is set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International), is described as "an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games—with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys."
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as the showrunners and executive producers alongside Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr.
Patrick Schwarzenegger, who is the son of renowned movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, currently stars in the HBO Max limited series The Staircase. He appeared in films such as Grown Ups 2, Midnight Sun, and Moxie. He also guest-starred in an episode of the horror-comedy series Scream Queens.
While he doesn't have a lot of credits yet, it is still interesting to hear that they cast Schwarzenegger in a role that might be pivotal in the series since the character was previously teased in Seven on 7 with Cameron Coleman. It would be curious to see what he will do with his role and the series itself in general if it will meet the same quality as The Boys.
There is no release window set yet for The Boys college spinoff series, but it is currently in production. Meanwhile, the third season of The Boys is set to premiere on June 3 on Prime Video.