Love it or hate it, the superhero genre isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean every piece of superhero lore to hit small and big screens have to buy into a sense of idol worship. For The Boys, the Amazon series based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, superheroes are anything but superb. And, as it happens, that is precisely the type of portrayal people wish to see.
Season 1 of The Boys premiered on Amazon Prime Video on July 26, 2019, but a week before its release , the series had already gotten the green light for another season. Licensed New on Rotten Tomatoes, The Boys proved to be an instant hit with both viewers and critics, with the consensus being that its”violent joy and willingness to take part in thick, relevant topics” give viewers a new kind of hero to get behind anti-heroes who expose so-called superheroes.
We may have a ways to go before we get a second dose of the Seven and the Boys, but there’s plenty of information coming out today about what’s in store on the show’ season. Here’s everything you want to know about The Boys season 2. Spoilers for season 1 are ahead!
What is The Boys season 2’s release date?
That Amazon gave the go-ahead for a season of The Boys before its first episode aired says a good deal about the faith in the series of the company. Although as of September 2019, the only thing we all know about The Boys season 2 is it will premiere sometime in 2020 — it also points to the possibility of getting a specific release date soon.
Filming on The Boys year 2 started so it is looking as though the show remains on track to release its next season right that its first season struck at Amazon Prime Video. Season 1 technically dropped July 26, 2019, but fans could see the show hours before its release date. We could be getting season two of the Boys as soon if Amazon continues this pattern of the entrance.
That quote tracks with what The Boys series creator Eric Kripke told Collider in August 2019: that he expected season 2 would”shed one full year following the first year, so about the same time next season” — meaning July 2020. Series star Karl Urban teased that the second season would arrive in mid-2020.
Who is in The Boys season 2’s cast?
Most of the original cast of The Boys are set to reunite for season 2 — such as Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hugh”Hughie” Campbell, Anthony Starr as Homelander, Erin Moriarty as Starlight, and Chase Crawford as the Deep. (We’ll have to wait it out to see whether Jessie T. Usher’s A-Train survives his heart attack.)
The official new cast member linking the series for its second season is Aya Cash, famous for her work on the FX comedy You are the Worst. The actress will play with a version of Stormfront. Back in March 2020, Entertainment Weekly unveiled the very first look as Stormfront, swaying a costume using a few badass-looking embellishments.
Joining Cash for Your Boys year 2 are two Timeless alums, Claudia Doumit and Goran Visnjic. By Deadline, Visnjic will play with Alistair Adana, the”charismatic and dark leader of a mysterious church,” while Doumit was cast as Victoria Neuman,” a young wunderkind congresswoman.
Deadline also reports that Malcolm Barrett will reprise his role as Vought Marketing executive Seth Reed, who’s had to take care of his Supes issues that are very personal. Though specifics on his role are being kept under wraps, additionally, Patton Oswalt will be about The Boys season 2.
What’s the plot of The Boys season 2?
The future of these superheroes known as the Seven was up in the air when we last left our group of anti-heroes on season 1 of The Boys. The season 1 finale left a lot of doors for where season 2 could go available, but the biggest revelation we dealt with had to perform with Billy Butcher and his vendetta from Homelander. When Butcher realized his wife Becca (Shantel VanSanten) was, in actuality, still living and also increasing her Homelander’s 8-year-old kid, Butcher was abandoned in a position which not even comic fans know the consequence of.
Now Vought International vice president Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) is out of the film, season 2 of The Boys will also have to deal with what will include Homelander, in addition to the future of Vought. Odds are that we will be seeing more of this company politics come 2020, and we’re guaranteed to acquire a wider variety of Supes from the mix, particularly thinking about the addition of Stormfront to the cast.
While we will not be seeing it until year 3 rolls about (if it occurs ), The Boys creator Eric Kripke has promised that the show will explore the comic notorious Herogasm narrative. Maybe season 2 will plant.
Is there a trailer for The Boys season 2 yet?
During New York Comic-Con in October 2018 season, 1 was released since the first teaser trailer for The Boys supporters were holding out hope that the first footage from season 2 would arrive in October 2019. That quote was a close one, as Amazon dropped the first teaser trailer for The Boys year 2 in December 2019 during Comic-Con Expertise — São Paulo (more commonly called CCXP) in Brazil.
According to what is shown in the footage, it looks like the next season of The Boys will be bigger, better, and bloodier than the original release on Homelander, his face freckled with bloodstream following his split with Madelyn, then changing to unspool a quick-paced montage of who (and what) is to come on the new episodes. Familiar faces (most especially a still-alive A-Train) are back in barbarous action, and a few characters who had little screen time around season 1 (such as Giancarlo Esposito’s Mr. Edgar) are seemingly going to play a significant part in the upcoming narrative.
Before the release of the teaser trailer, Eric Kripke tweeted the first pic in The Boys season 2 in August 2019, which shows Tomer Capon’s Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara’s Female, Jack Quaid’s Hughie, and Laz Alonso’s Mother’s Milk covered in blood. A couple of days afterward, Karl Urban posted an equally blood-soaked selfie for his Instagram with the caption,” Totally Butcherd that one! As much as our old tricks.
They might be up to their old tricks, but by the looks of the Boys season 2 teaser trailer, the crew might have some new ones up their sleeves.