‘The Boys’ Are Back In Town As Season 2 Wraps Filming, Coming 2020 To Amazon
Karl Urban took to Instagram today to announce that filming on Season 2 of ‘The Boys‘ has wrapped and will premiere “mid-2020” on Amazon Prime Video.
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. Season 1 saw the powerless take on the super powerful as The Boys embarked 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.
Urban, who plays the leader of ‘The Boys’, Billy Butcher, announced on Instagram “That’s a wrap for Billy Butcher on season 2 of @theboystv. Massive thanks to our awesome crew n cast, love you all. The Boys 2. On yer telle Mid 2020.” You can see the post below:
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), and The Deep (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl).
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, along with ‘Timeless‘ stars Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit who take recurring roles.
In the comic books, Cash’s Stormfront is a male character, whose power comes from lightning and is something akin to Marvel’s Thor or DC’s Shazam, but they will be gender-switching the role for the tv series. 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…
Goran Visnjic is set to play the recurring role of Alistair Adana, the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church, whilst Claudia Doumit will portrays Victoria Neuman, a young wunderkind congresswoman, also in a recurring role. They are not only reunited with ‘Timeless‘ creator Eric Kripke for the series but also fellow ‘Timeless’ vet Malcolm Barrett (Rufus), who will reprise his Season 1 role as Vought International Public Relations writer Seth Reed.
‘The Boys‘ Season 2 will premiere “mid-2020” on Amazon Prime UK and worldwide. Season 1, which I urge you to watch right now on Amazon, premiered in July 2019, so that gives you some idea of when Season 2 may launch.
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