Amazon is seemingly fairly assured about their raunchy, darkish superhero drama The Boys, because the Eric Kripke produced present has already been picked up for Season 2, earlier than Season 1 even hits Prime Video. The information was introduced on the present’s San Diego Comedian-Con panel earlier in the present day.
The Boys relies on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comedian e-book sequence of the identical title, a few world the place superheroes put up a great entrance, however behind the scenes take no matter they need, every time they need. Enter The Boys, a staff led by Karl City’s Billy Butcher, who take down supes when their antics get out of hand.
Although City is the massive title on the present, Jack Quaid stars as Hughie, a daily man who watches his girlfriend get killed, and vows to assist take down The Seven, the sequence’s Justice League-esque superteam. Gossip Lady star Chace Crawford additionally stars as The Deep, an Aquaman fashion hero, and Elisabeth Shue is Madelyn Stillwell, a vicious VP from Vought, the corporate who manages the superheroes.
It’s an attention-grabbing time for sci-fi and fantasy at Prime Video. They canceled their critically acclaimed superhero comedy The Tick after two seasons, whereas spending a ton of cash on their upcoming Lord of the Rings adaptation, in addition to the lesser-known fantasy mash-up Carnival Row. Clearly, although, they’re not out of the superhero sport totally in the event that they’re this assured about The Boys (and based mostly on what I’ve seen of the present to this point, they need to be).
And issues look like they’ll solely get darker because the present continues. Additionally introduced on the panel, You’re The Worst star Aya Money will likely be becoming a member of the forged because the superhero Stormfront. The title might clue you in a bit, however within the comics the male character is the sequence’ Shazam stand-in, whereas truly a hardcore Nazi actually created by Hitler behind the scenes. Which is type of like Money trying on the title of her earlier sequence and saying, “No, now I’m the worst.”
The Boys whole eight episode first season will debut on Prime Video on July 26.