SDCC: Amazon Hands Season 2 Renewal To ‘The Boys’ Before Season 1 Airs Later This Month!
It seems Amazon has a lot of faith in ‘The Boys‘, as the streaming service announces at SDCC that it has handed out a 2nd Season order before Season 1 has even aired!
From ‘Supernatural’s Eric Kripke and ‘Preacher’s Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, ‘The Boys’ is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The Boys are Billy Butcher (Karl Urban, Star Trek), Hughie (Jack Quaid, The Hunger Games), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso, Detroit), Frenchie (Tomer Capon, Hostages), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad). Simon Pegg, whose face was used by Ennis in the comic book as the basis for Hughie, guest stars as Hughie’s father.
The Supes of The Seven are led by Homelander (Antony Starr, Banshee) who is joined by Starlight (Erin Moriarty, Captain Fantastic), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott, House of Cards), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence), The Deep (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell, Supernatural). Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) stars as Madelyn Stillwell, Vought’s Senior VP of Hero Management.
In addition to that already hefty cast, Amazon confirmed Aya Cash (‘Fosse/Verdon’, ‘Easy’, ‘You’re The Worst’) will join the show in Season 2 as Stormfront. In the comic books, Stormfront is a male character, so it seems they will be gender-switching the role for the tv series. The character’s power comes from lightning and is something akin to Marvel’s Thor or DC’s Shazam. In the comics, his public origin story is that he is a reincarnated Viking… But this is ‘The Boys’, and the “heroes” are dicks, so his real (and very much secret) origin, is that he was the first successful super-soldier created by the Third Reich…
‘The Boys‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 26th July 2019 on Amazon Prime UK and worldwide.
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