Prime News: The Boys Season 2 set to release in September and Season 3 confirmed


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For fans of comic-adapted movies and television who are experiencing Marvel fatigue, Amazon Prime’s The Boys brings a darker twist to the classic superhero narratives. The show takes place in a world where superheroes work for private corporations that make billions by selling merchandise and movie tickets. When Hughie’s (Jack Quaid) girlfriend is killed by a “Supe” in an accident, he is given a rare peak behind the scenes and learns the truth: the supes don’t care about who they kill or save. They kill hundreds of civilians a year and use their money, fame and influence to sweep it all under the rug. In season 1 Hughie joins up with Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) to take down the supes once and for all.

            Based on a comic book series of the same name that ran from 2009-2012 with 90 issues available, The Boys take on the seemingly unkillable supes with little more than their brains, and a couple of big guns. Season 1 was a roller coaster that left me on the edge of my seat for episode after episode, and after binging it all in a few days I wanted more.

The second season was confirmed before the first season aired and is set to be released September 4th. New trailers and clips released by Amazon showcase some new characters, including a new supe. Aya Cash is signed on to play a new villain: Stormfront, an alt-right supe bent on turning Vought Industries into a Supe factory, churning out powerful warriors for military projects. Her name implies a connection to the neo-nazi organization of the same name, if only in similarity of belief and goals. Patton Oswald has also signed on to play an undisclosed character, a subject of much speculation among fans of the comic series.

With season 2 set to be released in a month, Amazon confirmed a season 3 at the end of July, although no release date has been set. The second season dropping on September 4th is set up to be a jaw dropping continuation of what was already a thrilling first season, that I for one cannot wait to follow.