When Amazon Prime's The Boys premiered last summer, we reported on Supernatural and The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan taking to Twitter to express just how big of a fan he was of executive producer Eric Kripke's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series. Not one to miss out on an opportunity like this pass him by, Kripke followed up on Morgan's offer to "go play with that gang anytime" with an offer of his own: a role written for Morgan for the third season. The Supernatural alum seemed to like what he heard, responding, "In a heartbeat" (check out the exchanges below).
Thanks @JDMorgan for spreading #TheBoys gospel! I'll make you a deal. Season 3. I'll write it, and if you're avail, come shoot it! Thanks for all the love, brother. #SPNReunion#TheBoystv @TheBoysTV @PrimeVideo #SPNFamily https://t.co/tI6A8UFPyV
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) January 16, 2020
In a heartbeat!
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) January 16, 2020
We're guessing this was what Morgan was referencing in an end-of-2019 tweet:
Gus found the comedian mask. Still fits like a glove. And looks extra extra with my badass bifocals. Here's to a masked comeback in 2020. pic.twitter.com/Df7WHuaNnN
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) December 31, 2019
But a lot has happened since that January 2020 exchange: good, bad, and every layer in-between. Now that we have the September 4th finish line in sight for the series' second-season return, Collider followed up with Kripke to see if it was all talk. Spoiler? It wasn't:
"There's one role we're already talking about. He has to, uh, we have to like coordinate. Because you know, he's on The Walking Dead, so he has another home. But we already talked about one role, and there might be a potential other that we're talking about. But we are, just this past week we were literally texting back and forth about trying to figure out how to get him on the show. I don't think it's a done deal yet, but the will is there, and we're both talking about it."
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.