Based on the eponymous comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, ‘The Boys’ is a dark superhero satire series that is unprecedented in the history of superhero television shows. Developed for the screen by Eric Kripke, it follows the adventures of the titular outlawed vigilante group, which is pitted against the formidable force of Vought International-led Supe team “The Seven.” The show also focuses on the popular stereotypes of good heroes and sinister villains and turns them upside down.
Following its premiere in 2019, the show has spawned two seasons, receiving widespread love from the audience as well as critical praise owing to the mind-bending story, humor, clever writing, impactful performances, and its careful handling of relevant and complex themes. After the finale of the second season, fans are waiting for the next installment with bated breath. If you are looking for updates on the third season, fret not, since we are going to share everything we know.
The Boys Season 3 Release Date
‘The Boys’ season 2 premiered on September 4, 2020, on Prime Video, with the season finale being aired on October 9, 2020. The second season comprises eight episodes with runtimes ranging between 57 and 68 minutes per episode.
Let us now explore the details of the third season of the gritty superhero satire. On July 23, 2020, months before the season 2 premiere, Amazon Studios greenlit the production for a third season in the after-show event for San Diego Comic-Con@Home. Meanwhile, in September 2020, executive producer Seth Rogen divulged in a tweet that the Boys universe is all set to be expanded into a spinoff series. Shortly after, in October 2020, series creator Eric Kripke teased fans with the title page of the first episode of season 3 titled “Payback.” He also revealed that the season was slated to begin production by early 2021.
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— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) October 14, 2020
The production on the third season reportedly commenced on February 24, 2021, in Toronto. It is scheduled for completion in September 2021. Even if the filming ends within schedule, post-production will take quite a significant amount of time. Therefore, considering all the aspects, we can safely expect ‘The Boys’ season 3 to premiere sometime around July 2022.
The Boys Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
Almost all of the main cast members will reprise their roles in the third season, barring those whose characters have met their fate in season 2. Among the Boys, we shall see the return of Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell Junior), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Tomer Capon (Serge/Frenchie), and Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko Miyashiro/the Female). As for the Seven, Anthony Starr (John/Homelander), Dominique McElligott (Maggie Shaw/ Queen Maeve), Erin Moriarty (Annie January/Starlight), Jessie T. Usher (Reggie Franklin/A-Train), Chase Crawford (Kevin Moskowitz/the Deep), and Nathan Mitchell (Black Noir), will reprise their respective characters.
Since Aya Cash’s character Klara Risinger/Stormfront is incapacitated but not dead, the actress might make a return in season 3, albeit in a limited role. In other prominent roles, Colby Minifie will return to play Ashley Barrett, the new hero department chief of Vought International, alongside Giancarlo Esposito, who will reprise his role as Vought CEO Stan Edgar. Claudia Doumit has been promoted to a series regular as her character, Victoria “Vic” Neuman, plays a crucial part in the plot.
Furthermore, Cameron Crovetti (Ryan Butcher) and Laila Robins (Grace Mallory) will take up important roles. Among the new additions, Jensen Ackles of ‘Supernatural’ fame will portray the character of Soldier Boy, while Katia Winter, whom the audience may know from ‘Dexter,’ is going to play the role of Little Nina.
The Boys Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?
The second season of the dark superhero series forays into social and political realities – and boy, do we hate the heroes. Amidst exploding heads and hatred-spewing supes, the series also strives to become more innovative. The beginning of the season sees the Seven making a film, while Billy Butcher lays low following the death of Stillwell. Billy comes to know that the Vought International is holding his wife captive as she has given birth to a supe child fathered by Homelander. Meanwhile, Starlight gets a grip on the corporation.
At the same time, following the murder of Translucent, Vought recruits former Nazi member Stormfront, who preaches her white supremacist ideals throughout the season. In the finality of the events, in a fight with Stormfront, Butcher’s son Ryan accidentally kills his mother, but with the public revelation of Stormfront’s Nazi past, the Boys get rid of their fugitive status. Ryan is taken in by the CIA. The final exposition reveals that congressman Vic Neuman is the infamous head popper who killed CIA chief Susan Raynor in a literal mind-blowing scene, early on in the season.
The third season will most likely pick up from the final moments of the season finale of season 2. In all likelihood, season 3 will explore more of the scheming politician Victoria Neuman, who reveals herself as a force to be reckoned with. It is revealed that she is in the process of spearheading a task force to keep the supes contained. The finality of the second season seals the fate of Stormfront, who is limbless and fried but not dead yet. However, we don’t know what happens to her after the frying session, and the upcoming season will hopefully shed some light on the matter.
According to the creator, one of the wildest issues of the comic series will take place in season 3. Called “Herogasm,” the issue sees Homelander telling the world that the Supes are coming together to combat an alien force in space, while what they really do is going to a remote island to have a wild hedonistic sexcapade. Moreover, the season will also introduce the character of Soldier Boy, who will play a prominent part in the unfolding drama. Rest assured, the next season will bring more bloody executions and raunchy moments into the mix.
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