The Boys: Starr Turns Kripke Into Homelander But Something's Missing
If you checked out our update on Amazon's The Boys yesterday then you know we checked in with series star Jack Quaid (doing a great Futurama meme impersonation for Halloween) and showrunner Eric Kripke (who couldn't even take time to shave let alone dress up, that's how hard he's been working on editing the third season). Well, leave it to Antony Starr (Homelander) to step in to save Halloween for Kripke in his own special way. Let's just say that the image below this text is probably one of the best clues we could offer…
In what we're hoping was a show of sympathy for just how hard his boss is working, Starr applied some of his artistic skills to Kripke's posted image yesterday to give him more of a "super" look (and a very familiar one at that):
In his response, Kripke wanted Starr to know that he appreciated having a nice head of hair… but also that there was one thing missing:
Vought News Network (VNN) anchor Cameron Coleman (Matthew Edison) and his "Seven on 7" segment returned earlier this month to offer a whole bunch of corporate-approved "news" updates (ones that also offer some insight into Season 3). 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 also 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."