The Boys F**kin' Reunion Rundown: Butcher's Back to Breaking Supes

So while we process everything we learned and saw during Friday's "The Boys F**kin' Reunion," we thought we'd share everything that we have so far with you. The second season of the streaming service's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic books series will drop the first three episodes on September 4, with the next five episodes dropping weekly. In addition, fans were treated to a date announcement video as well as the opening minutes of the season-opener. During the clip (not released), we see that the supes have been embedded with the military, with Vought CEO Mr. Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) and Secretary of Defense Robert Singer (Jim Beaver) negotiating "collateral damage" while Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) takes on a deadly mission.

A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)

Amazon Prime Video also released an extended version of the clip released earlier today, where we got to see Stormfront (Aya Cash) in all of her social media glory. In the previously-unseen opening scene, we get to see Vought's PR campaign to make the public feel comfy about supes in the military just before the set gets a visitor, much to the chagrin of Homelander (Antony Starr), 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 (Giancarlo Esposito) just named her as the late, not-so-great Translucent's replacement- and Homelander's not happy.

Of course, the real reason why we have all of this is in large part due to second season guest star Patton Oswalt's excellent work as a virtual host, turning the event into a drinking game (before a storm chased Minifie off-camera) while looking back on the first season and offering up juicy details on what's still to come. But don't take our word for it, check out the special for yourselves below:

Finally, here's a look at some screencaps from the special as well as from the clips released earlier on Friday:

The Boys season 2
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
The Boys Season 2
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
The Boys Season 2
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
A look at a scene from The Boys season 2 special/preview (Image: Amazon Prime Video)

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 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.

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; Dominique 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; Jesse T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) as speedster with a major PR problem, A-Train; Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) as Black Noir, a masked superhero with fighting and Set martial arts skills; Alex Hassell as perverted invisible hero Translucent (who's not really…you know… "translucent"); and Erin 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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