When it comes to “The Boys” franchise, there are loads of options for expanding the universe and exploring different characters and time periods, but Shetty doesn’t ever want fans to feel like they’re being taken advantage of, telling ComicBook.com:
“We’d love to have multiple shows, but I think audiences are really savvy and sophisticated, and I think they understand when there’s a reason a show is coming out for the proper reasons and there’s a real story to tell and it feels of the same world, but different. I think they can sniff out when it’s just a show for a show’s sake, and so we are really thinking about what the next show could be and how it can be thoughtful and fit into the universe and feel like it’s a puzzle piece that fits in with everything else, but is not just a show for show’s sake.”
Both “Diabolical” and “Gen V” dig deeper into the universe without being required watches to understand the flagship series, which probably comes as a relief to fans that want to enjoy “The Boys” without needing to watch multiple other shows as well. They each add something totally unique, either because of their setting or format, bringing elements that could never work on “The Boys” itself.