We have a brand new trailer for The Boys season 2. Amazon has revealed our first real look at the sophomore season of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's (Superbad, Good Boys) adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book of the same name. As evidenced by this new footage, the violent superhero hijinks are set to continue for round two next year, and things are going to be even bigger and bloodier this time around.

The trailer opens up with Homelander descending from the sky, with his face covered in blood and looking rather distressed. Why, precisely he's looking so rough remains mysterious for the time being. It then quickly transitions into a chaotically arranged sequence of shots that don't offer a lot of context, in terms of story, but give us quite a few looks at returning characters, including Billy Butcher, who is staring down the scope of a sniper getting ready to take out an unidentified target. Things progressively get bloody as the action-packed footage rolls on. One particularly nice surprise is the inclusion of Giancarlo Espositio, of Breaking Bad fame.

The Boys debuted earlier this year as something of a gritty riff on the culture's current superhero obsession. That very same obsession helped to carry the show to great success, as it became a massive hit for Amazon. They made quick work of things in getting The Boys season 2 finished. It didn't hurt matters that they gave the second season a green light before season 1 even debuted. It seems Amazon had a tremendous deal of confidence in the adaptation. Turns out, they were right. The trailer didn't reveal a release date, but it promises the show will return in 2020.

The Boys serves as an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes became as popular as celebrities and as influential as politicians, revered as Gods in the public eye, begin to abuse their superpowers, as opposed to using them for good. The show pits the powerless against the superpowered as a rag-tag group embarks on a heroic and violent quest to expose the truth about "The Seven," who are backed by the formidable Vought International. The cast for the series includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara and Nathan Mitchell.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg previously adapted Garth Ennis' beloved comic book Preacher for AMC. The show was also well received and recently ended its four-season run earlier this year. The Boys was first published as a comic book series by DC's Wildstorm in 2006, before moving to Dynamite Entertainment. The series ran for a total of 72 issues, concluding its run in 2012. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details on The Boys season 2 come to light, such as the Amazon Prime Video premiere date. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.

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