‘The Boys’ Are Back As Anti-Superhero Series Is Renewed For Season 3 By Amazon & Gains An Aftershow Series
Season 2 is not even out yet, but during the [email protected] panel today (watch below), ‘The Boys‘ EPs Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen revealed that the series would be back for a 3rd Season after Amazon renewed the anti-superhero drama. They have also added a new aftershow series starting with Season 2.
From ‘Supernatural’s Eric Kripke alongside Goldberg & 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. As 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.
Although the show has been renewed for another season, it’s not clear when that will arrive due to the global pandemic. In the panel, Rogen went on to joke “Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of superheroes in hermetically sealed outfits that do not allow any of their breath to interact with anyone else’s breath. It’s just a wardrobe choice, it has nothing to do with the current climate!” This went on to jokes about new members of The Seven – “Biohazard”, “Social Distancing” and “The Cough”.
Whilst Season 3 might be a way off, we do have an entire second season to get through first, which arrives this September. Filled with even more intense, and insane action Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes centre stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalise on the nation’s paranoia.
The Supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Recurring stars in season two include Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito returning as Vought boss Stan Edgar, among others.
For Season 2, Amazon is trying something new with the broadcast schedule. Rather than dropping everything at once, they are taking a note from Apple’s book, only releasing the first three episodes on Friday, 4th September 2020. New episodes will then be available each Friday culminating in an epic season finale on 9th October 2020. The reason given by showrunner Eric Kripke is that there is “so much crazy sh*t this season, we wanted to give the audience a chance to absorb and recover!”
In addition to a third season, and the upcoming second season, the panel also revealed the launch of a new aftershow, ‘Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys’ to run alongside the new schedule. This will be hosted by actress & comedian Aisha Tyler (who also hosted the panel), which will unpack each episode, dig into the affecting themes and big ideas that underpin the world, and feature exclusive behind the scenes footage. The series will debut Friday, 28th August 2020, with a look back at season one, a week before the launch of Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video.
‘The Boys‘ Season 2 premieres Friday, 4th September 2020 on Amazon Prime with episodes 1 to 3, then the rest of the season will premiere weekly on Fridays.
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