The Boys Season 2 Release Date:
The Boys is arguably the biggest & the greatest TV series Amazon Prime Video has had to offer their subscribers. It is a very different Superhero series which is a satire upon the heroes of Marvel & DC, and is actually about the humans, giving us a realistic, gritty story about what would happen if the Supers existed and they were on the side of Evil. After the gory first season that was a huge success last year, the fans had been eagerly waiting for Season 2 this year. And now, we’ve got the great news. Last night, the cast of The Boys had a video reunion on “The Boys F**kin’ Reunited,” and we got all that that we needed to know about the second season. Here, watch the Reunion event. Jump to 47:30 to watch the first 3 minutes of Season 2.
The clip shows us how Giancarlo Esposito has made his entry as one of the villains, Edgar. Also, we get to see more of Black Noir right from the beginning, as it was initially teased. If you sat through the entire video mentioned above, you would have seen that The Boys series creator Eric Kripke revealed the release date of The Boys Season 2 in front of the cast in present in the reunion. The new season will premiere on September 4, 2020.
Unlike Season 1, Prime is not going to release the whole season on the same date. The first three episodes will arrive on September 4, and then every other episode is going to release weekly. This might have something to do with the delay that was caused by The Coronavirus, as the post production of the final episodes might not be fully completed until September 4, and the weekly release would allow the completion. But it’s probably not that. It should have something to do with attracting more monthly subscriptions as releasing the 8 episodes in 5 weeks would allow Prime to attract more subscribers for at least 2 whole months on the trot.
This is one of the most highly expected TV shows of the year, right up there along with Lucifer, Stranger Things, Hanna, and others. The Boys reunion gave us a lot of new insight. Patton Oswalt is also going to play a significant role in Season 2. He is no stranger to comic book roles as he successfully portrays the Koenigs on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Along with him, we’ve got another new character joining the scene. But before we get to her, take a look at the new poster that was released after the reunion event:
Like the whole series, this poster is also comic accurate. Now let’s talk about the newest superhero that will join “The Seven” in The Boys Season 2. Aya Cash will play Stormfront, and we’d see her alongside Homelander (Antony Starr) and Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) as one of the Supers. She is a replacement for Translucent (Guest Alex Hassell), who died in the previous season, thanks to The Boys. Along with the first 3 minutes of Season 2, we also got a new clip which introduces Stormfront to the whole world. Take a look:
Aya Cash previously spoke about her character Stormfront, and her dynamic with The Seven. She said:
“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. 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.”
Jack Quaid, who plays Hughie Campbell on the series told Comicbook.com that in the next season, all of the major characters are going to be explored individually. Here’s what he had to say:
“I think we’ve gotten way deeper with every single character on the show. It’s bigger, but it’s a lot deeper with everyone. And I think that that’s what’s important about Season 2 is not that you just go bigger and have more fights – which we totally have – but that you really delve into the characters and understand what makes them tick. And I know from Hughie’s perspective, we get into a lot of that. So yeah. I’m just really excited for people to see season two. I think it’s even better than season one, in my opinion.”
It will be interesting to see how each character grows. We’d like to see how Billy Butcher takes the big bomb that was dropped on his head towards the end. We need to see the pay off to the big cliffhanger ending. While this series takes most things straight out of the comics, like Homelander & A-Train carrying out the distribution of Compound V throughout the world to create Supervillains, it must deviate from the comics on one particular aspect. In the comics, Billy believes that even though Supers are bad, he & the Boys need to become super powered beings in order to take them down. But giving Billy & the others Super powers will totally ruin the build up of the series. On the show, Billy hates superheroes, and we believe that he & the boys should be able to defeat them without any supernatural powers. Let’s see what happens.