Amazon Prime’s irreverent super-series The Boys will return with the first three episodes of its second season on Friday, September 4, 2020. The eight episode season will then be rolled out in a slower fashion with new episodes available each Friday leading up to the season finale on October 9.
The news was announced at the virtual cast reunion event, hosted by season two guest star Patton Oswalt, where creator and executive producer Eric Kripke proclaimed, “We cannot WAIT to show you season two. It’s crazier, stranger, more intense, more emotional. In fact, it’s too much — so the Surgeon General** has insisted we air the first three episodes on September 4, then air the remaining five episodes weekly after that. We wanted to give you time to freak out, digest, discuss, come down from the high, before we give you another dose.”
According to the official press release, season two 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 also 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.
The Boys is based on the original comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darrick Robertson which ran for 72 issues. Ennis and artist Russ Brawn recently returned to The Boys universe with the Dynamite Entertainment prequel The Boys: Dear Becky which explores Butcher’s wife before her untimely demise in issue one of the original series. Issue #1 of Dear Becky is currently available at finer comic book shops everywhere.