The Boys are back this fall. Amazon has revealed that the hit show is making its return this fall on September 4. Though it will be with something of a major change, as the series moving to a weekly release schedule. In addition to the release date announcement, some new footage from season 2 has been released, as well as a poster.
First up, The Boys season 2 release date was announced during a recent virtual event with the cast, which was hosted by Patton Oswalt. The comedian is set to guest star in season 2. The first three episodes will drop on September 4, with the rest of the season's eight episodes dropping on a week-to-week basis every Friday. While Netflix has made binge-watching popular, shows like The Mandalorian and Watchmen have proved that a weekly strategy has its benefits. Executive producer Eric Kripke had this to say in a statement.
"We cannot wait to show you season two. It's crazier, stranger, more intense, more emotional. In fact, it's too much, so the Surgeon General** has insisted we air the first three episodes on September 4, then air the remaining five episodes weekly after that. We wanted to give you time to freak out, digest, discuss, come down from the high, before we give you another dose. We only have your well-being in mind. Hope you love the season as much as we do. **No, he didn't."
During the Amazon virtual event, the first three minutes of The Boys season 2 was shown as well. The big takeaway is Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, who is getting in on the action this season. He is the man overseeing the heroes and looks to be a welcome addition. Things get bloody in a hurry. A second clip has also been released which gives us a look at Stormfront, played by Aya Cash. The cast for season 2 also includes Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne and Laila Robbins.
The Boys season 2 sees the gang on the run from the law and being hunted by the Supes. They are desperately trying to regroup to continue the fight. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) struggle to adapt to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) missing. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) is seeking to find her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) aims to take complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash). The social media-savvy addition to the group has plans of her own. Meanwhile, the Supervillain threat grows, with Vought aiming to capitalize on the country's paranoia.
Amazon's show is based on the Garth Ennis comic book series of the same name. It ran for 72 issues from 2006 to 2012. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve as producers on the show, having previously adapted Ennis' Preacher for AMC. You can check out the full The Boys virtual event (with the season 2 footage kicking in at around the 47:30 mark) from the Amazon Prime Video YouTube channel.