Welp, we already know “The Boys” is gonna be back in town, as Amazon Prime Video has renewed the Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke-produced superhero series for a second season, one week before its eight-episode first season launches. And when the show returns for its second season “Your the Worst” star Aya Cash will be joining the cast as Stormfront.
The early Season 2 renewal and casting news came during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con Friday, which featured panelists Rogen and Kripke, along with stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara and Elisabeth Shue.
Rogen and Kripke said the cast is already halfway through filming on the second season, which you can expect sometime in 2020.
According to Prime Video’s official description, “The Boys” is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets.
The Boys are Hughie (Quaid), Billy Butcher (Urban), Mother’s Milk (Alonso), Frenchie (Capon), and The Female (Fukuhara). Simon Pegg guest stars as Hughie’s father.
The Supes of The Seven are led by Homelander (Starr) who is joined by Starlight (Moriarty), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell).
Shue plays Madelyn Stillwell, Vought’s Senior VP of Hero Management.
Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, “The Boys” was developed by Kripke, who is showrunner, writer and executive producer, and directed the Season 1 finale. Other executive producers include Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Ori Marmur, as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Robertson also co-executive produce. The pilot episode was directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
The eight-episode Amazon Prime Video original series is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.
“The Boys” launches July 26 on Amazon Prime Video.
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