With the first season of The Boys introducing audiences to a very different world of superheroes, we have all been left wondering what exactly the second series and beyond will bring. Well, one of those things could end up being The Walking Dead star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan who, having publicly lobbied for a role in the show on social media last year, is now discussing a potential appearance with showrunner Eric Kripke.
"I absolutely have. There's one role we're already talking about", Kripke said when asked whether he has spoken with Jeffrey Dean Morgan about joining The Boys. "He has to, uh, we have to like coordinate. Because you know, he's on The Walking Dead, so he has another home. But we already talked about one role, and there might be a potential other that we're talking about. But we are, just this past week we were literally texting back and forth about trying to figure out how to get him on the show. I don't think it's a done deal yet, but the will is there, and we're both talking about it."
While Eric Kripke did stress that no official negotiations have taken place, the two seem very eager for Morgan to join the ranks, making it a distinct possibility that audiences could indeed see The Walking Dead star thrown down with Karl Urban's Billy Butcher. As to who Morgan could play, there are a few characters from the source material that would be perfect for him including Vasilii Vorishikin, better known as Love Sausage, the super-strong, jaded superhero with a penchant for being perverted. There is also the possibility that Morgan could play Tek-Knight, a Bruce Wayne/Batman allegory, that would work really well considering Morgan's desire to play the Flashpoint version of the Dark Knight.
Coming courtesy of Amazon Prime, The Boysis based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The Boys 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. If you have not yet seen The Boys, consider stopping whatever you're doing and giving it a go as it is a funny, violent, starkly satirical look at the world of superheroes.
The first three minutes of the first season 2 episode was recently released, introducing The Mandalorian's 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."
The Boys series 2 is due for release on September 4. This comes to us from Collider.