Not one to let Netflix's The Umbrella Academy hog all of the "dysfunctional superhero team spotlight" on Wednesday, Amazon Prime's The Boys unleashed a new teaser that establishes the status quo of our "heroes" as the second season begins. Spoiler? It's not good unless you define "good" as being wanted by every government and super across the globe. If that's the case, then you're getting your "happily ever after" early. As you're about to see in this newest look at the streaming service's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series, Butcher's (Karl Urban) on the run as are the rest of his crew- which should make Homelander (Antony Starr) feel great, right? Probably, but The Seven leader has his own problems: continuing his plan for world domination while trying to be a father and deal with a threat to his position of power within The Seven is a lot of plates to keep spinning at the same time:
In a more intense, more desperate Season 2 of THE BOYS, Butcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in Season 1. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander.
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 (Karl Urban) 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 include Starr (American Gothic) as Homelander, leader of the main superhero team, The Seven; McElligott (The Last Tycoon) as Queen Maeve, a member of The Seven; 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.