The Boys Season 3: When is the Show Coming Back?

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The Boys’ is a superhero series that follows the eponymous group of vigilantes who aims to counter the Seven, a band of falsely-recognized superheroes abusing their superpowers. The Seven is sponsored and promoted by Vought International, a mighty corporation that uses corrupt individuals with unique abilities for their selfish gains. Based on the eponymous comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the show progresses through the Boys’ attempts to combat the forces of Vought and bring down those who exploit their superpowers.

Developed by Eric Kripke, the Amazon Studios production is one of the highly acclaimed dark comedy shows of recent times. ‘The Boys’ is a supreme blend of superhero narrative and political commentary. Since its premiere on July 26, 2019, the show has managed to become one of the pivotal projects of Amazon, with a massive fanbase to its name. As the mayhem and madness of the show mature into the third season, fans are impatient for updates. On that note, here’s everything we know about ‘The Boys’ season 3!

The Boys Season 3 Release Date

‘The Boys’ season 2 premiered on September 4, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video and concluded its run on October 9, 2020. The second season comprises eight episodes with a runtime of 54–68 minutes each.

As far as the third season is concerned, here’s the scoop! On July 23, 2020, it was announced that ‘The Boys’ had been renewed for a third season. At the time, developer and showrunner Eric Kripke also confirmed that the writers’ room for the new season was already in function virtually.

The filming for season 3 reportedly began on February 24, 2021, and was officially wrapped on September 17, 2021. Taking into consideration the elaborate post-production process, there’s still some time before the vigilantes can return to our screens. Therefore, we expect ‘The Boys’ season 3 to release sometime in Q2 2022 or later.

As ‘The Boys’ is growing to become a global phenomenon, there’s more to await from the superhero universe. In September 2021, Amazon greenlit a spin-off series that is set to center around an exclusive superhero college run by Vought International.

The Boys Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?

Most of the key cast members will return for season 3. Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Antony Starr (John/Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Annie January/Starlight), Dominique McElligott (Maggie Shaw/Queen Maeve), Jessie T. Usher (Reggie Franklin/A-Train), and Laz Alonso (Marvin T. Milk/Mother’s Milk) will all be back. Chace Crawford (Kevin Moskowitz/the Deep), Tomer Capon (Serge/Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko Miyashiro/the Female), Nathan Mitchell (Black Noir), and Cameron Crovetti (Ryan Butcher) will also reprise their roles.

Claudia Doumit (Victoria Neuman) and Colby Minifie (Ashley Barrett) have been promoted to the main cast for the third season. Furthermore, there will be numerous fresh faces. Jensen Ackles of ‘Supernatural’ fame has joined as Soldier Boy, a World War II veteran and a super celebrity who leads the superhero team Payback. Katia Winter (‘Dexter’) will be seen portraying a Russian mob boss called Little Nina. The other prominent additions are Laurie Holden (Crimson Countess), Frances Turner (Monique), Miles Gaston Villanueva (Supersonic), Sean Patrick Flanery (Gunpowder), and Nick Wechsler (Blue Hawk).

Kristin Booth and Jack Doolan will appear as Tessa and Tommy, AKA the TNT Twins. We may also see a few omissions in the cast of the third season. Shantel VanSanten (Becca) and Goran Višnjić (Alastair Adana) may not return as their characters die in the second season. It is unlikely that Shawn Ashmore (Lamplighter) will return for season 3 as his character presumably dies in the second season. There’s a huge uncertainty looming around Aya Cash’s return as Stormfront nearly sees death in season 2.

The Boys Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?

In season 2, Butcher’s attempt to save Becca and her son from Stormfront ends with Becca’s death. Queen Maeve blackmails Homelander with footage from the Flight 37 tragedy, making him feel betrayed and aggrieved. Annie gets reinstated to the Seven, along with Starlight and A-Train back on the team. The Boys get cleared of their charges, only for them to go their separate ways. Towards the end of the finale, Neuman is revealed to be a Supe and the assassin of Adana. Hughie gets a job with Neuman but remains unaware of who she really is.

Season 3 of ‘The Boys’ is expected to start with the aftermath of Neuman’s strengthened authority. “I don’t want to say too much because there’s a certain mystery in season 3 about exactly why Victoria is doing what she’s doing. But, yeah, I think the overall theme of the show is you need to have a healthy suspicion of your authority figures, and that goes for all of them,” showrunner Eric Kripke told EW regarding Neuman’s future.

The third season will also open the doors for Soldier Boy and his Payback team. The premiere episode of the season is titled ‘Payback,’ which hints that their introduction may dictate how season 3 kicks off. “Payback was the Seven before the Seven. We will be exploring the history of that team and all the members in it,” Kripke confirmed. Apart from that, the Boys will have their reasons to team up and do what they do best, while Homelander may want to reassert his authority after facing humiliation.

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