The Boys Creator Eric Kripke Would Love to Adapt Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga

Eric Kripke, creator and showrunner of Prime Video‘s The Boys, knows what comic adaptation he would like to produce next: the epic space opera Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
In a roundup of this year’s “Most Influential Writer-Producers,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted Kripke naming Saga as the property he’d most like to get his hands on. “I’m obsessed with it,” Kripke said. “So insane and so grounded at the same time. Brian and Fiona, call me!” Kripke followed up by linking to the article on his X (formerly Twitter) account, writing, “Thanks for the smoke up my pooper, Hollywood Reporter! But mostly this is my desperate campaign to get Brian K. Vaughn & @fionastaples to let me have the rights to #Saga. I’ll treat your baby well!”

Saga, published by Image Comics, debuted in 2012 and has not yet been completed, with 66 issues printed so far. The comic follows Hazel, the daughter of two soldiers who have deserted their respective armies on opposite sides of a war that has consumed the galaxy. Staples provides all of the interior and cover art for the series, which incorporates elements of sci-fi, fantasy, and a multitude of other genres.

Eric Kripke’s success in adapting comics to TV

Kripke is best known for The Boys, a subversive look at the superhero genre based on a series of comics of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show imagines a world in which people with superpowers are viewed as celebrities and often concerned only with their image, so that many of them have become selfish, spoiled public idols.

The success of The Boys over its first three seasons spawned an animated anthology series and a live-action spin-off, Gen V, which focuses on young “supes” in a college setting. This week, another spin-off was announced, tentatively titled The Boys: Mexico.

The Boys Seasons 1-3 and Gen V Season 1 are currently streaming on Prime Video. The Boys Season 4 will premiere in 2024.

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