The Boys EP Eric Kripke Introduces Us to Season 2's Real Heroes

Friday's "The Boys F**kin' Reunion" brought a ton of info that has our inner geek still bouncing off the walls over. The biggest news? The second season will there to blow our eyeballs out the back of our noggins starting September 4. Why did we say "starting"? Because this season, Amazon Prime will drop the first three episodes for the premiere, with the next five episodes dropping weekly. Along with the news, we were also treated to clip introducing viewers to the newest member of The Seven as well the first three minutes of the season premiere.

Now we're getting a more behind-the-scenes look at the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book adaptation, courtesy of showrunner/EP Eric Kripke. In the following tweet, Kripke throws a ton of love and appreciation at the show's second-season Post/VFX team. If it wasn't for them and their ability to fight through COVID-19 restrictions and dangers, we wouldn't have the great news that we have. So to VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet and the rest of the team, we offer all of you a hearty and robust, "Cheers, mates!"

The Boys returns on September 4 (Image: Amazon Prime)
The Boys returns on September 4 (Image: Amazon Prime)

The Boys: Let's Take a Look Ahead and a Look Back

The following second-season teaser picks up where things left off last time: a bloody Homelander (Antony Starr) meeting his son. From there, we have a bloody mess that finds A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) not doing so well; Homelander taking on Starlight (Erin Moriarty); Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) stepping up his presence, The Deep (Chace Crawford) still trying to not be so shallow; a quick look at Butcher's good boy Terror, and more. Joining the series this season are Aya Cash, Goran Visnjic, Claudia Doumit, Patton Oswalt, and a returning Malcolm Barrett.

Amazon Prime Video also released a preview introducing Stormfront (Cash) in all of her social media glory. In the opening scene, we get to see Vought's PR campaign making the public feel comfy about supes in the military just before the set gets a visitor, much to the chagrin of Homelander, Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), and public relation powerhouse Ashley (Colby Minifie). But Stormfront's not just there to make a name for herself, because she's already done that. That's because Mr. Edgar just named her as the late, not-so-great Translucent's replacement- and Homelander's not happy.

Speaking of Mr. Edgar, during "The Boys F**kin' Reunion," Kripke previewed the first three minutes of the second season opener (at around the 47:30 mark) that plans are moving forward to embed supes with the military, with the Vought CEO and Secretary of Defense Robert Singer (Jim Beaver) negotiating "collateral damage" while Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) takes care of a first-season threat:

On the side of The Boys, Urban's Billy Butcher is mysterious and brutal, hiding a personal agenda as he approaches potential new recruit Hughie (Jack Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie's rage over his girlfriend Robin's accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the super-hero franchise. Rounding out Butcher's team are Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) as second-in-command Mother's Milk; Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as The Female, a young Asian assassin with blistering fighting skills who happens to have superpowers; and Tomer Capon as unpredictable wild card Frenchie, a brutal warrior when who lives a life of no attachments or responsibilities.

On the flip side, The Seven are Starr (American Gothic) as The Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Seven member The Deep, an aquatic hero; Usher (Survivor's Remorse) as speedster with a major PR problem, A-Train; Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills; Alex Hassell as the late (and perverted) invisible hero Translucent (who's not really…you know… "translucent"); and Moriarty (Jessica Jones) is Starlight/Annie, a young woman who can make lightning bolts flash from her eyes and dreams of being a "real superhero" like the famous Seven.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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