After some bumps along the way outside of their control, showrunner/EP Eric Kripke and the team behind Amazon Prime's The Boys have really been doing right by the fans lately. "The Boys F**kin' Reunion" brought with it the news that the series was returning on September 4, but the "fine print" to that announcement was what we dug the most. After an initial three-episode premiere, the remaining five episodes will drop weekly (big fans of the subtle binge pushback). But they weren't just going to do a date announcement without a "peace offering," which came in the form of a clip introducing viewers to the newest member of The Seven, and a look at the first three minutes of the season premiere.
Now we're jumping back in time to the first season of the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson comic book adaptation, but this time it's for a good laugh because Amazon Prime's released a blooper reel of the not-so-best-and-brightest that the cast never expected to offer. Be on the lookout for Karl Urban's pretty decent "DeNiro" face and we think it was Jack Quaid (???) with the "Pesci" laugh:
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. Check out the clip below, followed by a look at the entire online event:
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.