The two projects couldn't be further apart in terms of material and style – It's a Sin follows the lives of a group of young gay men who move to London in the 1980s amidst the AIDS epidemic, while The Boys unleashes morally-bankrupt superheroes – but they were very nearly connected by their names.
During his recent Q&A with Digital Spy and other media, Davies explained how the change came about.
"This was called Boys for a long time," he revealed. "Honestly, it was almost like a placeholder title because what a terrible title. Boys, you might as well call it Tables, or Mugs.
"This has been sitting around for a long time. This has been sitting on a desk since 2015, so I had this before the TV show The Boys came along. But that became so successful and we went to HBO Max and said we can't really have the same title as something else, and so I just thought of this.
"I'm so glad, it's a much better title," he added. "I'm delighted with it."
The new Channel 4 series stars Years & Years singer Olly Alexander, Lydia West, Omari Douglas and Callum Scott Howells, while How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Fry will also feature.
It's A Sin will premiere on Friday, January 22 on Channel 4. The Boys airs on Amazon Prime Video.
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