The Boys universe is set to widen its horizons once again with the announcement of The Boys: Mexico, a thrilling new series spearheaded by the talented Blue Beetle writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, as reported by Deadline.
The icing on the cake? Executive producers Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal are considering not just overseeing but possibly stepping into acting roles, though not in the spotlight, according to exclusive sources shared with Deadline. As the details of the premise are shrouded in mystery, fans are left eagerly anticipating what this Mexican-inspired addition will bring to The Boys universe.
As the script takes shape under the skillful hands of creator, writer, and executive producer Dunnet-Alcocer, the hunt is on for a co-showrunner to join the ranks. Currently, the production team is strategically planning the shoot in the vibrant backdrop of Latin America, with budget considerations and casting decisions yet to be finalized, insiders reveal.
The Mexico-set offshoot doesn’t stray far from the core creative minds steering The Boys franchise. Eric Kripke, the mastermind behind the mothership series, is joined by his Kripke Enterprises, along with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures, Neil H. Moritz’s Original Film, Sony Pictures Television, and Amazon MGM Studios. Point Grey’s Loreli Alba is expected to take charge, ensuring the project aligns seamlessly with the franchise’s signature style.
Adapted from the New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys takes a whimsical and irreverent approach to the misuse of superpowers by superheroes. In a world where these super beings are as adored as celebrities and as influential as politicians, The Boys, a band of vigilantes, strive to unveil the dark secrets concealed by the multibillion-dollar conglomerate, Vought, managing these superheroes.
Following the triumph of The Boys, already set for its fourth season, the universe has birthed two spinoff series in 2023. The animated The Boys Presents: Diabolical, launched in March, while the college-focused spinoff Gen V recently wrapped up its debut season and has secured a green light for a second.
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, the driving force behind The Boys: Mexico, has been making waves with his creative prowess. Known for penning the screenplay for the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Studios superhero feature film, Blue Beetle, and contributing to Sony’s El Muerto and the 2019 hit Miss Bala, his talent is unmistakable. Currently attached as the screenwriter for the Universal Pictures’ reimagination of Scarface, Dunnet-Alcocer is undeniably a rising star in the entertainment industry.
Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, both seasoned actors, are set to bring their wealth of experience to The Boys: Mexico. Having first collaborated in the 2001 Spanish-language feature Y Tu Mamá También, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the duo has continued to captivate audiences in projects like Rudo y Cursi (2008) and Casa de Mi Padre (2012). Luna’s recent foray into the Star Wars universe with the Disney+ series Andor and García Bernal’s portrayal of the titular gay wrestler in Amazon’s Cassandro showcase the versatility that they bring to the table.
Beyond their on-screen chemistry, Luna and García Bernal have been producing partners since 2018 under their La Corriente del Golfo (The Gulf Stream) banner. Their collaborative efforts extend to projects like the aforementioned Cassandro and the Amazon series Pan y Circo, hosted by Luna.