The Boys Gets Renewed For Season 3 Before Season 2 Begins
Season 2 of Amazon Prime's The Boys hasn't even premiered yet. Still, the show isn't slowing down. The Boys has been renewed for Season 3 and gotten its own aftershow.
In case you're worried about whether Season 2 will be the last you see of Amazon Prime Video's The Boys, there's some good news coming your way. The streaming service announced at Comic-Con@Home that the show has already been renewed! That's right, Season 3 is in the works, before Season 2 even begins streaming. What's more, work on it has already begun.
"Amazon, in a bold and historic push to expand their 'weirdo' demographic, has greenlit Season 3 of The Boys! The writers and I are hard at work in the (virtual) writer's room and we're sad to say, the world has given us way too much material," showrunner Eric Kripke said in a press release. "We hope to be shooting in early 2021, but that's up to a microscopic virus."
It was also announced during the panel that Season 2 would see the debut of an aftershow for The Boys, titled, Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. The series is set to be hosted by Aisha Tyler (Archer) and will feature members of the cast and crew of The Boys. According to Kripke, Inside the Boys--which he assures fans is a double entendre--is "a deep dive into how we make this insane thing."
In a statement, Tyler said, "The Boys is one of the smartest, most irreverent, unapologetically badass shows streaming. I became a fan during Season 1 and this season I'm stoked to be flying fans into the heart of the show as host of Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. Season 2 is bigger, badder, and more audacious than ever before, so join me after every episode as we dig through the rubble pile of our feelings. I promise, we'll get through it like The Boys--dysfunctional, but together."
During the panel, the cast discussed the upcoming Season 2, which starts with the Boys themselves on the run, Homelander out of control, and Starlight "trapped" in her current situation within the Seven. Showrunner Eric Kripke spoke to the show's biting social commentary, and teased that Season 2 will tackle white supremacy, white nationalism, and systemic racism.
Karl Urban, who plays fan favorite Butcher, teased his Season 2 storyline. "The end of [Season 1] was a complete game changer for Butcher," he said. "It was a real paradigm shift. It changes everything going forward for him, you know--his objective through Season 2 is to really find Rebecca and rescue her, to get his wife back. And so if Season 1 was Butcher really focused on blind revenge for the perceived death of his wife, Season 2 really becomes about getting her and saving her, and the moral questions that arise from that."
The Boys follows a team of misfits who want to expose corrupt superheroes, primarily the group known as The Seven. In the world of the show, they're essentially the Justice League, but run by the world's greediest corporation. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, and Karen Fukuhara, among many others. Season 2 premieres on September 4.