How do you cease a legion of xenophobic, authoritarian caped crusaders? If you’re The Boys from the Amazon sequence The Boys, the reply is … violence. Righteous violence.
Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s acclaimed comedian is a pitch-black satire of a world wherein the navy–industrial complicated has fused with common tradition to show murderous comedian ebook heroes into social media stars. Not that unfamiliar! And within the closing trailer for The Boys season 2, due in September, we get a style for a way unchecked, capitalist fascism continues to spin uncontrolled. Somehow, showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural) finds rooms for jokes.
Season 2 finds ex-CIA operative Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and his goon squad on the run from The Seven, this world’s model of the Justice League. Led by the Superman-esque Homelander (Anthony Starr). The Seven are backed by a Vought International, a conglomerate that’s been secretly producing a serum to imbue regular individuals with superpowers. Vought and Homelander’s shared hope is to generate sufficient “supes” to carry extra energy than the U.S. authorities. Butcher and The Boys need to put a cease to it, even whereas they’re being chased by “the good guys.”
The trailer spotlights one in every of The Boys’ new enemies, and the reason why excessive techniques could be the one answer to this battle. Stormfront, performed by You’re the Worst star Aya Cash, can fly, punch like there’s no tomorrow, and shoot lightning from her arms. We see her give Homelander a run for his cash, which shouldn’t please the bloodthirsty narcissist or The Boys. She’s additionally energy hungry and keen to kill to push her agenda ahead. She suits proper in with The Seven.
The preview ends with a scene of Butcher and his crew crashing right into a whale summoned by The Deep (Chace Crawford), promising that as darkish as issues get, The Boys nonetheless has a humorousness. The viewers is clearly right here for Kipke’s scathing humorousness: at this yr’s San Diego Comic-Con, the sequence formally received the season 3 greenlight.
But first up, season 2. The Boys returns on Sept. 4 with a three-episode premiere, adopted by weekly new episodes each Friday.