Critics and audiences alike are loving the second season of The Boys following its debut on Amazon Prime this weekend, and star Giancarlo Esposito couldn't help but celebrate the occasion in an amusing way on social media. Very happy with the high scores the series is pulling in on Rotten Tomatoes, which Esposito noted was a near-perfect 98% fresh, the actor took to Twitter to post an amusing video recognizing the achievement. Although the Tomatometer score has since dropped down slightly to 97 percent, Esposito's words manage to capture the excitement the rest of the cast and creative team behind the series must also be feeling as well.
"Oh, hello. When you say tomatoes, I say The Boys," Esposito says in the clip, brandishing a large dish filled with dozens of small tomatoes. "Tomatoes, The Boys. Tomatoes. 98 percent [at] Rotten Tomatoes! I got 98 tomatoes. Watch The Boys. Amazon Prime."
While the Tomatometer score will likely change as more new episodes from season 2 are released, it's worth noting that the second season is performing even better than the show's freshman season. The Boys season 1 is sitting with a Certified Fresh score at 84 percent, though it's certainly worth noting the audience score ranks it a bit higher at 93%. As for season 2, the audience score currently ranks the series at 91%, further proving that most everyone watching the new episodes is really enjoying them so far.
The Boys was developed for the small screen by Eric Kripke using inspiration from the original comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It tells the story of a Justice League-inspired crew of superheroes known as the Seven, which includes Homelander (Antony Starr), Starlight (Erin Moriarty), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), The Deep (Chace Crawford), Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), and Stormfront (Aya Cash). Hoping to keep the corrupt superheroes in check is a group of vigilantes led by Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), with the team also including Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara).
Giancarlo Esposito first appeared in season 1 of The Boys last year as Stan Edgar, the CEO of Vought International - the company that employs the Seven. Although his role was limited in the first season, Esposito has been featured much more prominently in the second season's first three episodes. Whether or not the character will survive past season 2 remains to be seen, but it certainly doesn't help his odds that he's already managed to get on Homelander's bad side. We've seen what happens to most people that cross the flag-wielding antagonist that calls himself a superhero.
New episodes of The Boys will stream on Fridays on Amazon Prime. After season 2 concludes, there will be even more to look forward to as well, as Amazon has already ordered a third season of the show. The Boys are here to stay, and the excellent reviews have probably helped to convince Amazon that the investment has definitely been worth it. This news comes to us from Giancarlo Esposito on Twitter.