The Boys Season 1 Recap: Eric Kripke, Karl Urban, Aisha Tyler & More

You know what? Never mind. Remember when we told you earlier today to head over to Amazon Prime for a special edition of Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys hosted by Aisha Tyler (Archer) that looks back on the first season ahead of the show's second season debut on September 4th on the streaming service? You don't have to, because we have it for you below. Over the course of a little more than 30 minutes, series showrunner Eric Kripke and cast members Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), and Jessie T. Usher (A-Train) offer you a look behind the scenes and off the script pages. And if you're really nice? There might even be some intel on the second season.

The Boys Season 1 Recap - Get Ready for Season 2 | Prime Rewind
The Boys Season 1 Recap – Get Ready for Season 2 | Prime Rewind

Welcome to Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys – a new after show on Amazon Prime Video. Aisha Tyler is joined by Eric Kripke (Showrunner), Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), and Jessie T. Usher (A-Train). We are taking a look back at season 1 in preparation for the premiere of The Boys season 2 on September 4th! Legend has it, Eric Kripke is the only man who knows what happened to Madelyn's baby!

The Boys: A Look Ahead to Season 2

A more intense, more desperate Season 2 of The Boys finds Butcher, Hughie, and the crew wanted by anything and everything with a superpower for the mess that was the first season. So what better time for our heroes to take the fight directly to Vought. Speaking of supes, it's not like Homelander (Antony Starr) has it any easier: Stormfront (Aya Cash) has her eyes on his leadership spot on The Seven- but her plans are much more "global" in nature. An even bigger "wild card" in all of this? The return of "retired" The Seven member Lamplighter (Shawn Ashmore), who ignites some painful memories and righteous anger.

The Boys Season 2 Casts Shawn Ashmore as Lamplighter; "Radio Butcher" (Image: Amazon Prime)
The Boys Season 2 Casts Shawn Ashmore as Lamplighter (Image: Amazon Prime)

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 (Chase Crawford) still trying to not be so shallow; a quick look at Butcher's good boy Terror, and more.

Amazon Prime Video also released a preview introducing Stormfront 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 (Alex Hassell) 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.

In this clip, Butcher is reunited with the team- just in enough time to take off again to meet with a contact. To say that doesn't sit well with Hughie would be an understatement: he wants answers- and a new plan. Of course, there's no way that doesn't come across to Butcher as a challenge to his leadership. Yeah, Butcher isn't a big fan of being questioned. Following that, we see what happens post-whale impaling (yup): As The Deep mourns the loss of Lucy, he looks to convince Starlight that one day she might welcome him back on the team. Yeah, that's not gonna happen- until Stormfront steps in. Meanwhile, Homelander looks to go underground to continue the hunt:

On the side of The Boys, the series also stars Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) as second-in-command Mother's Milk, and Tomer Capon as unpredictable wild card Frenchie, a brutal warrior when who lives a life of no attachments or responsibilities. Also joining this season are Goran Visnjic, Claudia Doumit, Patton Oswalt, and a returning Malcolm Barrett.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.