In a world where superhero narratives are often enjoyed and highly sought after, it’s always interesting to have an alternative glimpse of the less-represented villains and anti-heroes. The Boys, an Amazon Prime TV adaption based on Garth Ennis’ award-winning comic book series, puts a group of badass vigilantes at the forefront that, together with a strong storytelling element, has garnered rave reviews and critical reception from the masses.
The show was later announced to make its return sometime in Summer 2020, with no exact date given. Now, an all-new The Boys Season 2-centric stream has confirmed a 4 September 2020 premiere, which is only set to air the first three episodes. The rest are scheduled to go live weekly every Friday until the finale on 9 October.
The news is also accompanied with the first three minutes of The Boys 2, via a “The Boys F**kin’ Reunited” stream with the whole cast. Beginning at the 47:30 mark above, the reel featured a Vought board meeting against the background tunes of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”. A perfect match, we think.
Season Two is expected to be “crazier, stranger, more intense, [and] more emotional”, as described by creator and executive producer Kripke in an official statement. New character Stormfront, played by Aya Cash, will be making her first appearance as well.
All eight episodes of The Boys 2 were revealed earlier by the Writers Guild of America West website, and can be viewed below:
- “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker”
- “Nothing Like It In The World”
- “Over The Hill With The Swords Of A Thousand Men”
- “Proper Preparation and Planning”
- “The Big Ride”
- “The Bloody Doors Off”
- “We Gotta Go Now”
- “What I Know”
With a fresh three-minute look, episode titles, and release date, it seems all The Boys are all geared up to deliver another round of bloody, high-octane action. Those who have yet to watch the series, or wish to opt for a rewatch, can do so over at the Amazon Prime platforms, although Singapore residents are only restricted to the web version.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.