WARNING! THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE BOYS SEASON 1
As we mentioned this morning, The Boys is a fantastic comic book adaptation, even better than its own source material. One of the things (among many) that makes it so good, is that there’s no wheelspinning. With just eight 1-hour-long episodes, Amazon Prime’s breakout R-rated smash never outstays its welcome. The problem though is that before you even know it, you’ve binged through the whole lot and now you’re stuck on that cliffhanger ending! Arrgh!
Luckily though, Amazon has already renewed The Boys for a second season as showrunner Eric Kripke confirmed on a Reddit AMA he did last night.
Super confirmed! 8 episodes. I’m breaking the second season finale in the room right now and we’re in the middle of shooting episode 3. Be here about a year from now. But it’s a’coming!
When The Boys’ sophomore season kicks off though, things are going to be a little different. The Seven now know exactly who The Boys are and Homelander has turned full villain by unveiling his plan of creating international superpowered terrorists to Stillwell before frying her brain with eye lasers.
The Boys are on the run, wanted by the law. Homeland is ascendent, now that Stillwell isn’t there to control him. A new hero joins the Seven — Stormfront played by Aya Cash. We’re trying not to go bigger — but to go deeper. More intense. We study each character, put them under pressure, take away the thing that’s most important to them. Chaos ensues.
Just like how the other heroes in The Boys supposed to be parodies of Marvel and DC Comics characters, in the comics, Stormfront is an amalgamation of Thor and Shazam. But he’s a Nazi. They will also be bringing in Eagle the Archer and ” a blind hero who works on echolocation.” I’ll give you two guesses as to who those will be ripping off.
Season two will also see more of Terror, Billy Butcher’s pet bulldog. The fan-favourite mutt was only glimpsed in a flashback in season 1, as Kripke says that shooting with dogs is “JUST TOO F–KING HARD”. However, Terror will be very prominent in one particular upcoming episode. And before you comic book fans ask, yes, he can still f–k on command.
Kripke revealed though that they’re already looking past season 2, with the desire to adapt Herogasm, the six-issue spinoff miniseries that is The Boys’ very, VERY messed up take on a big comic book crossover.
We JUST figured out how to do Herogasm!! It’ll come in Season 3 maybe (if we get picked up for Season 3). I’ve really wanted to do it, but needed to figure out our twist on it, so it’s not just an hour of hardcore porn. But I think we got it!! Super excited about that.
Well, damn. As for the rest of the AMA, there are a couple of further rather interesting details that Kripke revealed:
- Those flies you may have noticed buzzing around in some scenes are not CGI or some “long game” detail hidden there. Those are real flies that were on the set, which Kripke decided to keep in to add to the authenticity.
- Kripke is an Ennis fanboy so he was “nervous as shit” when meeting him
- Garth Ennis reads ever script and gives notes, but mostly this is just on Butcher’s dialogue as Ennis “really loves Butcher and feels strongly about getting him right”.
- The alien hero Jack From Jupiter was replaced by Translucent in the show because an extraterrestrial being around kills the myth of humans spontaneously gaining powers. Kripke still loves Jack’s “ability to get that many penises into his butt” though.
Last Updated: July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019 at 16:16
Only realised now that it is an Eric Kripke show, no wonder it is good.
August 1, 2019 at 11:53
Enjoyed the first season. The changes made from the comics (one of my favorites) have definitely kept the show more grounded which is a good thing.