Filming has wrapped on what’s sure to be another diabolical season of Amazon Studios’ delightfully twisted superhero series The Boys.
Based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes exist. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows, because many of those Supes don’t quite live up to the “hero” part of their name. Some of the worst can be found amongst The Seven, a famous American superhero team owned by Vought International. The Boys, on the other hand, are a ragtag group of vigilantes — all wronged by the Supes one way or another — fighting to take them down.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Season 2 was a wild ride, introducing a devious Supe with a dangerous agenda — Stormfront. Paired with Homelander, the two proved themselves to be an absolutely deadly pair. Meanwhile, the Boys needed to lay low for a while after becoming wanted fugitives in the wake of Madelyn Stillwell’s death. Despite this, Hughie and Annie covertly worked together to leak the truth about Compound V, which had serious consequences. Butcher found himself on another mission entirely as he hunted down his wife Becca, who was revealed to be alive at the end of season 1.
As the season came to a close, Becca died during the Boys’ mission to rescue her son Ryan from Homelander’s clutches. On the bright side, Stormfront was left incapacitated after Ryan fried her to a crisp, and Maeve came in clutch with the season 1 plane footage to blackmail Homelander. Ryan was then turned over to the CIA, the Boys were cleared of all charges, and Starlight regained her place amongst The Seven.
Minimal details have been revealed about season 3 thus far, but we do know that Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles has teamed back up with showrunner Eric Kripke to portray Soldier Boy. He’s essentially a parody on Marvel Comics’ Captain America, and he’s a member of the superhero team Payback (discount Avengers, anyone?). Given that we’ve already seen or heard mention of many other members of the group (Laurie Holden will portray Crimson Countess), which happens to be the title of the first episode, Payback will definitely play a part this season in some capacity.
We also know that a particularly raunchy miniseries from the comics, Herogasm, has been adapted for the screen and will be seen in episode 6. Rule #1 of The Boys: anything is possible on this show.
The identity of the head-exploding assassin was revealed to be none other than congresswoman Victoria Neuman when she killed Alastair Adana (the leader of the Church of the Collective) in the finale. Taking a step away from his blood-covered life on the run, Hughie took a job working for Victoria. Claudia Doumit was promoted to a series regular for season 3, so she’ll be taking on a bigger role as her agenda unravels.
While we still don’t have a premiere date, The Boys team is well aware that fans are incredibly eager to mark their calendars. Now that filming as wrapped, we’re hopeful that a date and other teasers will begin to roll out in the near future.
To celebrate wrapping on yet another season — which began filming in February — some of the cast took to social media today to share their thoughts.
The Boys is currently nominated for five Emmy Awards. Tune in to watch the ceremony on Sunday, September 19!