Hughie will soon be back in action as The Boys star Jack Quaid has arrived in Canada to start filming season 3 of the show. Taking to Instagram, Quaid posted a photo of himself on board a plane with immense excitement in his eyes. "You'll never guess where I'm going but it rhymes with Buh Toys Teason Shree," the actor coyly writes in the caption, clearly suggesting that he's en route to begin filming the third season of the hit Amazon Original.
Because The Boys is filmed in Toronto, Quaid's apparent visit suggests season 3 will start shooting by late January. Covid-19 regulations in Canada require Jack Quaid to self-isolate for 14 days, meaning he can't legally start working until at least two weeks from now. Provided that the production doesn't suffer any significant delays, the near start date also suggests that The Boys could return to Amazon Prime Video with new episodes as early as this fall.
On The Boys, Quaid plays Hughie Campbell, an everyman who winds up working with an anti-superhero vigilante group after his girlfriend is killed by a famous crimefighter. Led by Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), the group also includes Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and the Female (Karen Fukuhara). Each member of the group, dubbed "The Boys," has their own reasons to take down a team of corrupt superheroes called The Seven.
Leading the Seven is the dastardly Homelander (Antony Starr), a Superman-like superhero who's just as sadistic as he is patriotic. The other "Supes" that make up the team include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), Starlight (Erin Moriarty), Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), the Deep (Chace Crawford), and Stormfront (Aya Cash). It has since been announced that Supernatural star Jensen Ackles will be joining season 3 as Soldier Boy, a character showrunner Eric Kripke teases could be worse than Homelander.
Recently, Kripke also spoke about the controversy that The Boys has conjured up since it premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2019. Things apparently got so heated that Kripke began to receive threats in addition to harsh criticism all across social media.
"[Regarding the threats I did receive], it's only human nature to have to react to anger or hate directed right at you," Kripke explained. "I'm not gonna lie and say, 'No, I think it's funny.' It affects me. It troubles me and everything, but I think it's part of my job to not let it affect the work and not let it force me to second guess myself and what I'm doing here. So, no, I take a moment, feel appropriately horrified, and then process my way past it and get back to the work of writing the show."
Fortunately, Kripke chose to look at the bigger picture, realizing that most of the people who watched the series understood that The Boys is satire. That only became more apparent as the show progressed, as season 2 was even more over-the-top than the first season in the best way possible. Chances are, season 3 is going to be pretty wild as well. We'll find out when the series returns, which will hopefully be later this year. You can watch the first two seasons now on Amazon Prime Video. This news comes to us from Jack Quaid on Instagram.