So how's your day going so far? Well, if you're The Boys showrunner & EP Eric Kripke, Amazon Prime, and the popular streaming series' cast, you're having a pretty good start to your Tuesday. Of course, finding out you've been nominated for the 2021 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Drama Series" alongside Netflix's Bridgerton and The Crown, Disney Plus' The Mandalorian, HBO's Lovecraft Country, FX's Pose, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, and NBC's This Is Us goes a long way towards helping make a good mood happen. Now with the series getting all legit on us and everything, here's how Kripke, Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Erin Moriarty, and Laz Alonso reacted to the news.
"I'M SCREAMING!!! Congrats to all the wonderful psychopaths who work on our bat-shit insane show!!!! Thank you [The Television Academy]!!!! AHHHHH LETS GO @theboystv! #theboystv #theboys," Quaid wrote in his response:
With Urban and Moriarty also adding to the festive vibes:
"So many emotions right now… My spirit rejoices for my cast, crew, writers, directors, creators, producers, studio, network, and everyone responsible for helping elevate this show to the point where we are being recognized by our peers for a [The Television Academy] #Emmy nod. Thank you so much! At the same time I pray for my family, friends and the people in Cuba who are fighting for their lives and freedom right now. Please pray for them," Alonso wrote in the caption to his Instagram post to make sure folks don't forget the realities around us even as we celebrate the Emmy nominations:
Finally, Kripke kept is short and sweet (and shocked) with his initial response:
In the following first edition of VNN (Vought News Network) hosted by Matthew Edison's VNN anchor Cameron Coleman, viewers get some intel on how things have been since we last saw anyone. Homelander (Antony Starr) is MIA publically, the government's backing away from "supe soldiers," Dawn of The Seven" may be DOA, Vought covers up Blindspot's (Chris Mark) death, and Hughie (Quaid) now a senior analyst for Congresswoman Neuman (Claudia Doumit)- with Neuman now the director of the Office of Supe Affairs. In addition, Eagle the Archer keeps making his case while Starlight (Moriarty) is praised for lighting up the music charts. And we'll leave it to you to figure out who we think "OurSheet's Mickey Londale" is supposed to be.
"Since the very start of The Boys, we've seen Vought's propaganda arm — I mean, news channel — VNN," Kripke said in an initial statement. "We'll be digging deeper into those fair and balanced patriots next season, so as a teaser, we're introducing 'Seven on 7' with VNN's biggest star Cameron Coleman. The episodes are in-world canon, serving up brand-new information that bridges the story gap between seasons 2 and 3. So enjoy the hot takes and catheter commercials, just like your parents do!"
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