Creator Eric Kripke’s 2019 live-action serial comic adaptation, The Boys, was a superb hit in many of its parts, drawing together an interwoven tale of ragtag outlaws out to uncover the dark side of superheroism in all its corporatized glory and idolatry.
Even moreso was the culminating arc centered primarily on the role of ex-cop Billy Butcher, played ferociously by actor Karl Urban, entrenched in a mission of vengeance exacerbated further by the mystique surrounding the presumed death of his wife at the hands of world-famous ‘supe’, Homelander, played aptly by Antony Starr.
The show’s first season is avaialble on Amazon Prime, and so with a September launch date in the works, you’ll have plenty of time to catch up if you’ve missed it. The official teaser trailer for the second season is now online which you can check out above, ahead of its three-episode premiere on September 4, with new episodes streaming every Friday through October 9.
The even more intense, more insane 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 center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize 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.
The Boys is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.