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The Boys gets a season 2 release date; plus first clip introduces Stormfront

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The Boys are back in town! Or, at least, they will be in just a little over two months time. Amazon Prime Video’s fantastically violent (and occasionally absurd) adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s controversial comic about a world of corporate-owned superheroes and the small civilian team who set out to expose the truth about the perversities these capes get up to was a huge hit when it premiered a year ago. Hell, I would even say that through making some very smart deviations from the source, showrunner Eric Kripke gave us that rare adaptation that is actually better than the original. And I still think it’s absolutely criminal that Antony Starr wasn’t nominated for any major acting award for his turn as Homelander, the world’s greatest superhero who is secretly a deeply troubled, sociopathic monster.

Well, those clearly blinded awards show will soon get another chance to right their wrong as it’s been announced that The Boys season two will debut on Amazon Prime Video on 4 September!

Following a teaser trailer for the upcoming second season that dropped back in December, we also got a nice synopsis. The breakdown gives us a nice update as to where all the players are after the revelatory ending to season one, after [SPOILER ALERT] Homelander reveals to Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher that he hadn’t raped and killed Butcher’s wife so many years ago as believed. Instead, they had a mutual relationship and she’s been living in secret to raise their son.

The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

As mentioned in that synopsis, there’s a new face in town in the form of Stormfront. Played by Aya Cash, this hugely ambitious, social media-savvy superhero is going to be the proverbial spanner in the works for Homelander, Queen Maeve and the rest of the Seven as demonstrated in the first clip released for season two.

Ooh yeah, Homelander is definitely going to want to melt her to slag with beams from those “really f–king blue” eyes of his. If you know the original comics though, you know that Stormfront is way, way more dangerous – and arguably just plain evil – due to her extreme personal beliefs. This is going to be quite the showdown with everybody else caught in the middle. And I can’t wait to check it out in September.

Last Updated: June 30, 2020

10 Comments

  1. In terms of absurd, Doom Patrol is the shit!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 30, 2020 at 13:14

      • Original Heretic

        June 30, 2020 at 13:55

        Ha! Yeah, and then the events that occur on Danny the Street afterwards. Ezekiel and Admiral Whiskers… I doubted my sanity whilst watching that.

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    • Skyblue

      July 3, 2020 at 16:07

      I can’t get into Doom Patrol but The Boy’s is exceptional even though it does deviate from it’s source material.

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      • Original Heretic

        July 3, 2020 at 16:22

        Ah man, I don’t know how anyone can’t enjoy Doom Patrol.
        It’s such an awesome ride!

        Also loved The Boys.

        Any show that gives us an irreverent take on heroes is worth a watch in my book, and when they nail it like these two shows have done, it’s just sublime.

        I mean, Doom Patrol…
        Where else are you going to find a living street, or a giant rat and cockroach getting it on.
        The performances are just too notch, especially from Crazy Jane.

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        • Skyblue

          July 3, 2020 at 17:13

          Could just be that I was familiar with the source material for The Boy’s and I rather enjoyed the first episode and thought that of Doom Patrol. Just seemed to fizz for me.
          Same thing with the whole crossover with Titans. All got a bit confusing for me ultimately. Could be the whiskey though.

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  2. CrAiGiSh

    June 30, 2020 at 10:36

    Cannot wait for season 2.

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    • Iskape

      June 30, 2020 at 11:41

      I still need to finish Season 1!

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      • CrAiGiSh

        June 30, 2020 at 11:47

        You won’t regret it.

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  3. Son of Banana Jim

    July 1, 2020 at 15:49

    I guess, I “might” resub in September. Amazon is such a strange service. There are some amazing gems hidden among a sea of absolute crap. It’s just not worth the price of a recurring subscription.

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