If you checked in on our update yesterday on Amazon and showrunner & EP Eric Kripke's The Boys then you had a chance to check out the first-look image of Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead, The Americans) sporting her Payback member Crimson Countess costume. Produced by the artistic experts at Team LJ Supersuits, the suit first came to life from designs from Costume Concept Artist Gina DeDomenico, whose amazing work is on display on HBO Max's Titans & Doom Patrol, The CW's DC's Stargirl, Paramount+'s Star Trek: Picard, and other shows. Now. viewers are getting a chance to check out how DeDomenico's vision was brought to life. First up, a look at the finished product:
Now here's a look at DeDomenico's Instagram post sharing the costume concept art (while thanking Holden for the fun they had at the fittings and designer LJ Shannon for the time they spent collaborating):
VNN anchor Cameron Coleman (Matthew Edison) and his "Seven on 7" segment returned last month to offer a whole bunch of corporate-approved "news" updates (ones that also offer some insight into Season 3, and with a new edition on the way this weekend). First up, it looks like the Stormfront-loving "The Stormchasers" want some public answers about her whereabouts. From there, The Deep (Chace Crawford) welcomes a new baby bottlenose dolphin named Dinky to Oceanland. Following that, we learn that Vought has purchased Christian-owned organic grocery chain Heaven's Harvest. And as for Starlight (Erin Moriarty), she's gone back to her classic costume (which is selling out for Halloween and getting close to Homelander costume numbers). Next up, Livewire broke up a drug ring in Madison, Wisconsin, moving drugs via candy. Then a "Breaking News" segment finds a very "explosive" Season 2 face being hunted as a "homicidal hitchhiker"- with Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) quietly vowing to track her down. Finally, Coleman ends the segment with a rant against the FBSA (Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs), Congresswoman Neuman (Claudia Doumit), and "supe-hating lapdog" Hugh Campbell (Jack Quaid).
As for our commercial, The Deep's personal PR campaign continues with his partnership with Liquid Death as Chief Sustainability Associate in support of their #DeathtoPlastic campaign. But this is where things get really meta because Liquid Death is a very real water brand and #DeathtoPlastic is a very real charitable initiative. Liquid Death takes the healthiest thing you can drink (water) and packages it into infinitely recyclable tallboy cans that can actually compete with the marketing of other brands across energy drinks, beer, and junk food. And as part of the #DeathToPlastic initiative, Liquid Death donates 10% of the proceeds to charitable causes and nonprofits that are providing safe drinking water to communities around the world where it is not immediately available and cleaning up plastic garbage out of the ocean.
Heading into the third season of The Boys, viewers can look forward to seeing more than just Jensen Ackles' (Supernatural) turn as original supe Soldier Boy. Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead, The Americans) has been tapped for the recurring role of supe Crimson Countess, along with Sean Patrick Flannery (The Boondock Saints), Nick Wechsler (Revenge), and Miles Gaston Villanueva (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) as three original supes characters. Villaneuva plays Supersonic, rumored to possibly have a personal connection with Starlight. Flannery will play the weapon expert-sounding Gunpowder, while Wechsler will be taking on the role of Blue Hawk. In addition, Frances Turner (The Man In The High Castle), Kristin Booth (The Hot Zone: Anthrax), and Jack Doolan (Marcella) have joined the new season in recurring roles. Turner is set as Monique, Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso) wife. Booth and Doolan are on board as supe siblings Tessa and Tommy, otherwise known as "The TNT Twins."