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The Boys is already one of Amazon Prime’s most-watched originals

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The first season of The Boys dropped on Amazon Prime just over two weeks ago, and it took just two days of binging for it to become my second-favourite show of 2019 (don’t worry, Chernobyl, your throne is safe). I’m not alone in my appreciation though, as Amazon’s adaptation of writer Garth Ennis’ controversial comic book superhero drama has received a blazing reception from both critics and fans. It is currently Amazon Prime’s highest-rated original series ever on IMDB with its rating of 9.0 actually also making it the highest-rated superhero show ever on there, surpassing all of Marvel and DC’s efforts.

As we’ve unfortunately seen far too much in the past, critical success doesn’t mean overall success for a TV show though. People still need to watch them. And that’s definitely not a problem The Boys has as Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, revealed this Friday past that the show has already become one of the streaming service’s most-watched original titles after barely a fortnight.

We are thrilled that The Boys has surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers. This creates great momentum and excitement for us as we get ready for season two.

Showrunner Eric Kripke added to Salke’s comments, saying that he was “beyond thrilled with the response to Season 1.”

And mainly, it’s made me get my ass in gear and work even harder on Season 2. I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper. A more intense, more insane, more wrenching, more character-driven season. It’s my one and only goal to make Season 2 even better than Season 1.

Amazon actually renewed The Boys for its second season well before the show even premiered (clearly, they knew they were onto a good thing before the rest of us). And production is already well underway on the show’s sophomore season with Kripke sharing our first look at it over the weekend on Twitter. And true to The Boys’ NSFW nature, it’s a bloody look indeed.

There’s no word yet on exactly when season 2 of The Boys will be dropping, but based on that jaw-dropping cliffhanger finale (don’t worry, no spoilers here!), it can’t be soon enough!

Last Updated: August 12, 2019


  1. G8crasha

    August 12, 2019 at 11:17

    I still need to commit to sitting down and watching it! I guess I should make a start soon before I fall way behind like I have in so many other series (e.g. I’m one of the few that hasn’t even finished the first season of GoT)!


  2. RinceThis

    August 12, 2019 at 11:44

    It is my favourite show this year, behind Legion that is.


    • Guz

      August 12, 2019 at 12:12

      ^^ legion is so good


      • RinceThis

        August 12, 2019 at 12:21

        It’s the BEST! This season has blown my frigging mind!


    • Original Heretic

      August 12, 2019 at 12:30

      Don’t forget Doom Patrol. Damn they knocked it out the park with that one as well.


      • RinceThis

        August 12, 2019 at 12:30

        I really enjoyed it, but as far as writing, and the actual quality of the show, Legion crushes everything out there.


  3. Guz

    August 12, 2019 at 12:12

    What would you do if you had superpowers……I’m not sure, power corrupts it’s human nature


  4. HvR

    August 12, 2019 at 12:20

    Hopefully 12 episodes this time around.

    Wonder which Spice girl song they are going to use for the episode 1 opener


  5. Original Heretic

    August 12, 2019 at 13:10

    I just finished watching it. Fark me sideways, it’s so damn good.
    I love how they deviated from the source material and made it better. Yes, seeing some of those things in the graphic novel would have been incredible, but one cannot deny the quality of what they gave us.
    The guy playing Homelander, daaaaaaamn.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      August 12, 2019 at 14:31

      If Antony Starr isn’t in contention for the Emmys and Golden Globes next year, then fuck those people!


    • Cat

      August 12, 2019 at 13:50

      The guy playing Homelander is Antony Starr, he played in Banshee, which was also a NSFW series but also good. Took me about 2 episodes into the Boys to realise who he was.


  6. Guz

    August 12, 2019 at 12:12

    This series was so good


  7. Kapitan Balalaika

    August 12, 2019 at 20:30

    I stan Homelander. What a character and performance.


  8. PestControl

    August 12, 2019 at 18:09

    Hands down the best series of 2019. Now the only problem is waiting for the next season.


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