Lucky for us, before COVID 19 closed down the world, The Boys Season 2 had finished shooting.
Amazon Prime recently announced that we will be getting The Boys Season 2 sooner rather than later. No release date has been announced but is suspected to be dropping onto Prime this summer. Let’s hope we get a release date similar to when the first season dropped. If so, then we REALLY don’t have long to wait.
All of the cast from the first season will return with the exception of Simon Pegg as Hughie Snr.
“No, they got me out of the way. I did my little bit. It was very fun to do that show. I was pleased to be a part of it.”Simon Pegg
We also have confirmation of two new characters, a Neo-Nazi named, Stormwatch will be joining our band of superhero slayers. Also, Patton Oswalt has been cast but as of now, his role has been kept secret.
In the first season of The Boys, Billy the Butcher has been on a warpath trying to capture and kill Homelander who he thinks raped his wife which then led to his wife killing herself. Now, we know that Butcher’s wife ain’t dead. Not only that but as a result of the rape, she became pregnant and is now bringing up Homelander’s kid in a secret location. I can only imagine how further down the rabbit hole Butcher will become when he learns his wife is alive and well and bringing up Homelanders son.
For the Hardcore fans of the original comic book material
You will be delighted to know that Billy the Butcher’s trusty doggo, Terror will also make an appearance in the second season. The reasoning behind his absence so far is just plain and simple: Dogs are just too fucking hard to shoot.
The Boys was created by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson. Although first published by a subsidiary of DC, they tried to put a stop to it to graphic novels because of the anti-hero approach to the superheroes. Basically, DC got scared because, this time, the superheroes are the bad guys. Thankfully, Ennis and co didn’t have long to wait until the series was picked up again.
The Boys was first published in 2006 via Wildstorm (DC Comics) before shifting publishers to Dynamite Entertainment. Ennis later confirmed that if they had of stayed with DC, then The Boys would have been chipped at and edited to suit the masses. Luckily for us, Dynamite Entertainment gave Ennis and Robertson total creative control to continue.
We’d have died on the vine [at DC]. The book would have been chipped and chipped away at until writing it was pure frustration.”The Boys creator, Garth Ennis
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming release of Amazon Prime’s, The Boys Season 2. As soon as I hear anything at all, you guys will be the first to know.
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As always, thanks for reading.
Words by Gary Gamble
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