Coming a week after releasing the teaser for the upcoming second series, The Boys have decided to give us all some homework, asking how many times we are given the finger in the teaser for the new episodes.

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A trademark of the delightfully coarse series, there are three obvious instances of characters flipping the bird toward the audience, with a few no doubt hidden here and there, including one that comes as a result of the kind of the violence The Boys have also become known for. So, if you're looking for something to do, and don't mind the abuse, why not take a look at the teaser and see how many extended middle fingers you can count.

Coming courtesy of Amazon Prime, The Boys is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series is set in a universe where superpowered individuals are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought International, which markets and monetizes them. Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. The series primarily focuses on two groups: The Seven, Vought International's premier superhero team, and the titular Boys, vigilantes looking to keep the corrupted heroes under control.

The first three minutes of the first season 2 episode was recently released, introducing The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito as a new character. Though the series has strayed somewhat from the comics, Kripke has previously referred to the second season as "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."

Excitement for the second season of hit superhero series The Boys is palpable, with show creator Eric Kripke revealing that it won't be the only return to this diabolical world. Kripke recently divulged that Amazon will be releasing a short film focusing on Karl Urban's foul-mouthed leader Billy Butcher, with the short aiming to fill some of the gaps left between the first and second seasons.

"We had a whole storyline in episode 2, it's not really spoiling anything, season 2 begins with Butcher MIA [after discovering Homelander, Homelander Jr., and Becca Butcher] and then shows up," Kripke revealed. "In episode 2, we had shot something that really revealed where he went and what his experiences were. It ultimately didn't end up fitting that way into the episode. It made Butcher's story a lot less mysterious and intriguing...It was better to not know in that episode."

The first season of The Boys was a vicious delight, setting the bar very high, with fans anxious to see what Butcher and Homelander will get up to following a cliff-hanger ending. Thankfully, The Boys has not been affected by the ongoing global situation and is due for release on September 4. This comes to us courtesy of The Boys official Twitter account.

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