Season 2 of Amazon’s The Boys is due in September…
With The Boys‘ first season having done the heavy lifting of introducing the eponymous gang of superhero-haters, as well as establishing the darkly comic cabal of the supes, the show’s second season is now free to shoot off in even more interesting directions.
A new clip has been released to give fans a preview of just how season 2 will kick off. Take a look…
And here was the first trailer for season 2:
The Boys season 2 will get underway on Amazon Prime Video on 4th September with three episodes being released. After that, the five remaining instalments will arrive every Friday until 9th October.
A big new addition to the cast is Aya Cash as Stormfront, who will unsettle the Seven and challenge Homelander’s leadership.
“I think Stormfront is like a nuclear bomb that goes off in the Seven. Maybe nuclear bomb isn’t the right word. We’re in Chernobyl. There you go. It’s a Chernobyl thing,” Cash told EW. “I think she’s here to blow up Vought. She’s here to try to get Vought back to the original idea behind creating superheroes… And she can be quite the feminist. There’s a lot of, I wouldn’t say misdirect, but she also is a very empowered woman.
“She’s really social-media-savvy, where Homelander doesn’t really have anything to do with that. Someone else is always running his accounts. He’s almost like a Don Draper-era character and she’s very young and new and fresh, and that’s a massive challenge for him.
“There are quite a few times where you’ll identify with her as an audience member or agree with what she says. I think [those] are the most dangerous people.”
There is, of course, the matter of the first season’s big cliffhanger ending to explain. It’ll be interesting to see how Karl Urban’s Butcher and Antony Starr’s Homelander deal with the fallout from that!
Starr was available to take questions with his fellow cast members at CCXP in Sao Paulo, Brazil recently, and teased a little of what we’re in for
“Season One for Homelander was about reconciling his past, dealing with his past, and one of the things that happen to all the characters [in Season 2], is whatever he had in Season One gets taken away,” he said. “It’s a very internal journey. It gets really fucking weird, and I can’t tell you what, but I’ve done some of the weirdest things I’ve ever done.”
And in an interview with Collider, co-creator Evan Goldberg teased that The Boys season 2 is “definitely better than the first season” saying “immediately, it just looks a bit better, feels bigger, the actors all know what they’re doing.”
His partner in crime, Seth Rogen, added: “They already have more resources for the second season. They’re adding more characters, the scope of the show organically grows as the show continues. We just watched, actually, the first episode of the second season this week. It was a wonderful thing as producers. This is way better than I ever could’ve hoped it would be.”