The Boys are back in town — though the season 2 trailer is a little more turbulent than a Thin Lizzy song.
After years in development as both a movie franchise and TV series, the adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic The Boys finally settled down and found a huge audience on Amazon Prime Video. Striking the right balance between political satire, pulpy plots, and comedic levels of gore, the first season of showrunner Eric Kripke’s series accurately translated Ennis and Robertson’s story into a kind of antidote for grimdark, cynical superhero stories.
A first look at season 2 promises more of what made those first eight episodes work. After major revelations in the season 1 finale, the show picks up with Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and the rest of the Boys on the run, and Homelander (Antony Starr) and the remaining members of the Seven hot on their tails. In the trailer, the super powers zigzag in every direction, mortal beings meet their ugly demise, and images of heroes in front of hero propaganda and the U.S. flag are even more gruesome. The Boys isn’t for the faint of heart, but it has something to say, and with force.
The first three episodes of The Boys season 2 will premiere simultaneously on Amazon on Sep. 4. Afterwards, new episodes will arrive on a weekly basis every Friday through Oct. 9.