Amazon Prime's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's controversial comic book series The Boys starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Elisabeth Shue has been gathering up all kinds of praise since it premiered back in July. We already knew that a second season was heading our way in 2020, and today we have word that season 2 has officially wrapped filming.
This update comes to us from the show's developer Eric Kripke who tweets:
"2:15 am. That's a wrap on The Boys season 2. Exhausted but triumphant. Fucking love this cast & crew. Wait till you see the madness. Coming Summer 2020."
But that's not all to rejoice about, The Boys fans. The show's official Twitter account also posted a new short film centered in The Boys universe which showcases what it was like being a young Homelander. The show tweets, "Could there be anything more terrifying than little Homelander?"
As mentioned above, the first season premiered on Amazon Prime Video back on July 26, 2019. It centers on a wild and wacky world where superheroes are real... and they are mostly a bunch of rowdy jerks, to put it nicely. Sadistic psychopaths is a more blunt way to describe them. Anyhow, the public loves their seemingly flawless superheroes but Karl Urban's Bill Butcher knows they need a good smackdown every once in a while and creates a team of misfits to do just that. Cue some of the most insane images and lines you are likely to ever hear or see on TV. God bless, America.
The Boys Season 2 stars Karl Urban as the above-mentioned team leader Billy Butcher and Jack Quaid as his new recruit Hugh "Hughie" Campbell. Antony Starr turns in a (no pun intended) star-making performance as the show's "evil Superman" Homelander while Erin Moriarty warms all our hearts as the ever put upon heroine, Starlight. Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Esposito join them along with Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, and Simon Pegg as Hughie's father. Guest stars included Jimmy Fallon, Seth Rogen, Billy Zane, Mike Massaro, and Tara Reid as themselves along with Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito, and The Sixth Sense and Forrest Gump star Haley Joel Osment as a former child-star superhero who can read minds. True story.
I have a strange relationship with The Boys as I loved the first two episodes of the series... but haven't been back for the remaining six just yet. Not sure why. That said, I did read (and own) the first few issues of Gareth Ennis' original comic book series... but then stopped buying them. Again, not sure why. This update comes to us from The Boys developer Eric Kripke over on Twitter while the young Homelander short film comes to us from The Boys official Twitter account.