The Boys are back in town, though the Season 2 trailer is a little more turbulent than a Thin Lizzy song.
The Boys unleashed an unapologetically ultraviolet response to the entertainment industry’s seemingly interminable array of live-action superhero fare with a TV series created by Supernatural and Timeless’s Eric Kripke, adapting the bleak comic book series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
The result was a serial offering that’s said to be one of the most-watched shows for the Amazon Prime Video platform.
Amazon was clearly privy to the fact that The Boys are something special even before it premiered since the online retail monolith’s streaming arm preemptively ordered a second season of the series back in July 2019.
After years in development as both a movie franchise and TV series, the adaption of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic The Boys finally settled down and found a huge audience on Amazon Prime Video.
Striking the right balance between political satire, puppy plots, and comedic levels of gore, the first season of showrunner Eric Kripke’s series accurately translated Ennis and Robertson’s story into a kind of antidote for grim, dark, cynical superhero stories.
The Boys season 2 release date: When will it premiere?
The Boys season 2 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 4. Amazon always had a lot of faith in The Boys given that it already renewed the show before season one even aired.
Karl Urban teased a little while back on social media that season two would arrive mid-2020.
The Boys season 2 plot: What will happen?
If you thought Translucent (Alex Hassell) came to an explosive end in episode two, that’s nothing compared to how the finale left things. All season long, Butcher sought revenge against Homelander, believing he had raped his wife and driven her to suicide.
As we learned in the final scene, however, Becca (Shantel VanSanten) is actually alive and well, raising the hero’s son in secret.
The ramifications of this will undoubtedly play a huge role in season two, turning Butcher’s world upside down even more before. By deviating from the comics like this, fans expectations will also be flipped too, promising more unpredictable stories in future seasons.
One of these surprises will come in the form of a new supervillain named Stormfront. Aya Cash’s character will replace Translucent as a member of The Seven in season two after he was blown up by a bum bomb.
We can definitely expect to see something else in season two, the Seven’s ongoing involvement with the military. The addition of Stormwatch suggests that more supes, also known as Supers, will soon make themselves known too.
Our money’s on Tek-Knight, a Batman rip-off whose addiction to sex with everyone and everything would provide an interesting counterpoint to the sexual harassment issues explored in season one.
While discussing the future of The Boys on Reddit, Kripke promised that this orgy-led story has been scheduled for a third season, assuming of course that the show continues for that long.
“We JUST figured out how to do Herogasm!! It’ll come in Season 3 maybe (if we get picked up for Season 3),” Kripke said. He really wanted to do it, but needed to figure out the twist on it, he also said that he was really excited about it.
Don’t be surprised if Black Noir takes on a more important role in future seasons as well. If you’re unfamiliar with the comics, we won’t spoil whose face is really hidden behind that mask!