Eric Kripke, who serves as The Boys showrunner, recently revealed that the blockbuster superhero show is exactly why Prime Video made its Practices & Standards department.
While appearing in an interview with TVLine, Kripke revealed that the Prime Video formed this particular department, despite the fact that Standards & Practices are really common for prevailing broadcast networks, mostly because of the heavy use of adult content in The Boys.
Eric Kripke Talks About Prime Video’s Meeting Related To Mature Content
“I still remember the call, which [was] like, ‘Can you guys come in? Because we have to start a Standards & Practices department,’ in part because of us,” Kripke explained. “It was [our] Season 1 and then I think there was like one other show that caused a problem for them. I’ll wear it as a badge of honor that I helped start their Standards department.”
The Boys has Been Renewed For Season 4
The Boys was officially renewed for Season 4 recently. In a series that is now popular for its sexually explicit and graphic violent content, Kripke did admit that an NSFW conversation between The Deep (Chace Crawford) with an octopus was the initial time they faced any difficulty getting approval from Amazon and Sony.
“For some crazy reason, Standards has a policy against bestiality. They’re so uptight, really,” Kripke joked and stated that the scene set off “a lot of alarm bells at a lot of different levels at Amazon.”
How Far Is Actually Too Far?
Kripke has earlier discussed the “Herogasm” scene saying that the writers and creators are conscious of going “way too far” on The Boys.
“Internally, the writers are really wringing their hands over all of it,” he said. “As crazy and as insane as the show is, we sincerely worry a lot about being exploitative and gratuitous, and making sure that it feels like a heightened show and not like soft-core porn on late-night cable, you know? So we worry about it a lot.”
Debuting on Prime Video back in 2019, The Boys is now well-known for showing an over-the-top take on the popular superhero genre.
Based on the comic series by Darick Robertson and Garth Ennis, “Herogasm” happens to be an adaptation of a six-issue spinoff penned by Ennis with illustrations by Keith Burns and John McCrea. “Herogasm” was highly marketed before its release thanks to the level of sexual content in it. However, so far, the episode has garnered some high praise from fans and critics, with many terming the climactic battle against Homelander as one of the best iconic moments of the show.
New episodes of The Boys Season 3 stream every Friday on Prime Video.