Simon Pegg Finally Gets To Play Hughie Campbell In The Boys: Diabolical Animated Spin-Off

The Boys: Diabolical

by James White |
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With the imminent arrival of animated spin-off The Boys: Diabolical, a great casting wrong has finally been righted. Okay, a minor one – though Simon Pegg was the inspiration for Wee Hughie Campbell in the original comics, he was too old for the live-action version (Jack Quaid plays Hughie) and took the role of his dad. Now, though, thanks to the animated nature of the new show, he gets his chance. Hear him in the new trailer...

Diabolical is best described as a sprawling collection of shorts showcasing very different animation styles and all linked by A) taking place within/expanding the universe of The Boys and B) being outrageous.

Featuring scripts from the likes of comics creator Garth Ennis, series executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Awkwafina, Aisha Tyler, Andy Samberg and more, the shorts also boast an incredibly expansive cast. Deep breath for an alphabetical list... Kimberly Brooks, Nicole Byer, Frances Conroy, Asjha Cooper, Chris Diamantopolous, John DiMaggio, Jermaine Fowler, Emily Gordon, Grey Griffin, Randall Duk Kim, David Marciano, Xolo Maridueña, Dominique McElligott, Caleb McLaughlin, Colby Minifie, Eugene Mirman, Retta, Kevin Michael Richardson, Somali Rose, Parker Simmons, Ursula Taherian, Fred Tatasciore, Sean Patrick Thomas, Angela Marie Volpe, Gary Antony Williams and Jenny Yokobori. (GASP, WHEEZE, PANT).

The eight episodes run between 12-14 minutes each and will all drop on Prime Video on 4 March.

As for the main series, Season 3 is due to kick off on 3 June. Heads will go boom, you just know it.

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