Production on season 3 of Amazon Studios’ The Boys wrapped back in September of last year, and now the question that everyone has eagerly been waiting on has finally been answered — when will the next season of this diabolically twisted superhero series premiere?
Thanks to COVID-related delays, the show unfortunately missed the window for a late summer/early fall 2021 premiere to stay on track with the previous two seasons. But on June 3, audiences will finally be able to find out what the Boys, the Supes, and Vought have been getting up to. The news was revealed at the end of today’s episode of Seven on 7.
Additionally, the release schedule for the eight-episode season has been confirmed as well. Fans can look forward to streaming the first three episodes on June 3!
Based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is set in a fictional world where superheroes exist. The bad part? Corruption runs rampant amongst them, especially in The Seven, a group of high-profile celebrity Supes working under the villainous corporation Vought. The Boys, meanwhile, are a group of ragtag, wayward vigilantes doing everything in their power to expose them and take them all down once and for all … hopefully without dying in the process.
What do we know about season 3 so far?
Given the fact that Claudia Doumit was promoted to a series regular (alongside Colby Minifie), we can expect to see more on the head-exploding secret assassin/congresswoman, Victoria Neuman, who Hughie unknowingly started working for at the end of season 2.
Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles will be teaming back up with showrunner Eric Kripke, appearing as a Supe named Soldier Boy. In The Boys comics, he’s a member of a superhero team called Payback, which is also confirmed to be the title of the first episode of season 3. In addition to other members of Payback that have already been shown or mentioned throughout the series thus far, we know that Laurie Holden will portray Crimson Countess.
An infamously raunchy miniseries from the comics, Herogasm, has been adapted for the screen and will be seen in episode 6 …. and you thought season 2 was wild.
Finally, we’ll also see Katia Winter as Little Nina, Miles Gaston Villanueva as Supersonic, Sean Patrick Flanery as Gunpowder, Nick Wechsler as Blue Hawk, Frances Turner as M.M.’s wife Monique, and Kristin Booth and Jack Doolan as the TNT Twins. With all of these new players in the game, it seems like the Boys — who parted ways in the finale — may need to get back to work.