It’s official — season 3 of Amazon Prime Video’s diabolically twisted television series The Boys is underway.
The Boys, which is based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, is set in a world where superheroes exist. This isn’t the happy story about saving the day that we’re all used to, though, because these Supes … well, they’re dicks. Though they’re not all terrible, many Supes abuse their powers for their own self-gain and nefarious plans. Some of the worst can be found amongst The Seven, a group working under the villainous corporation Vought International. The Boys, meanwhile, are a ragtag group of vigilantes risking their lives to take down the Supes and Vought once and for all. The show’s epic and bloody second season concluded last October.
Some of the cast and crew took to social media today to announce that production on season 3 — which takes place in Canada in and around Toronto, Ontario — has begun.
Though the plot of season 3 is relatively unknown at this point, we do know that Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles has joined the cast to portray the original superhero, Soldier Boy. The name of the first episode has been confirmed to be “Payback,” a team from the comics that we’ll likely explore on-screen in season 3, which consists of members such as Soldier Boy, Stormfront, Eagle the Archer, Tek Knight, Swatto, Crimson Countess, and Mind-Droid. Additionally, Colby Minifie and Claudia Doumit — who portray Ashley Barrett and Victoria Neuman, respectively — were promoted to series regulars for the third season.
An exceptionally raunchy storyline from the comic series also happens to be the title of episode 6, “Herogasm,” though it remains to be seen just how this will be adapted on-screen.
In the meantime, brush up on season 2 with our episodic recaps and stay tuned for more news on season 3 of The Boys!