They Boys Season 2 has been made official by Amazon, which also confirmed the casting of Aya Cash.
The Boys unleashed an unapologetically ultraviolent response to the entertainment industry’s seemingly interminable array of live-action superhero fare with a TV series created by Supernatural and Timeless‘s Eric Kripke, adapting the bleak comic book series from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The result was serial offering that’s already said to be one of the most-watched shows for its Amazon Prime Video platform.
Indeed, Amazon was clearly privy to the fact that The Boys was something special even before it premiered, since the online retail monolith’s streaming arm preemptively ordered a second season of the series back in July during SDCC season, and even confirmed a previous report about an intriguing addition to the cast. (Check out our review of The Boys Season 1.)
Here’s everything to know about The Boys Season 2!
The Boys Season 2 News
Supes, beware! The first image from the second season of The Boys has arrived in the form of this crimson-soaked, bird-flipping set photo, courtesy of showrunner Eric Kripke, who’s seen in the center among cast members Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Jack Quaid, and Laz Alonso.
A small token for #TheBoysTV fans. World’s first pic of #Season2. As you can see, we’re up to our old tricks. If you haven’t seen, JOIN US. Streaming now on @PrimeVideo @TheBoysTV #TheBoys #SPN #SPNFamily #Timeless pic.twitter.com/3z29mVBfNl
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) August 10, 2019
The Boys Season 2 Cast
Talk about putting the cart before the horse. A week after news leaked of Aya Cash joining the cast of The Boys Season 2, The Boys season 2 now actually exists. Variety confirmed the news prior to The Boys panel at SDCC 2019.
Aya Cash was in talks to join the cast of The Boys, Deadline reported earlier. Now the casting is official. Cash is rumored to be portraying superhuman Nazi antagonist, Stormfront. The casting of Cash as Stormfront would represent an intriguing spin on the character, not just because it would be a gender swap of the originally-male villain, but due to the fact that, in the comic, Stormfront – the iron-fisted leader of Avengers-parodying super-team Payback – is a Hitler Youth-raised Neo-Nazi; a powerful, Superman-esque caped pseudo-superhero, who publicly claims to be the electrically-created reincarnation of a Viking, but is, in actuality, the result of a Captain-America-like super-soldier experiment by the Third Reich.
Moreover, the character loudly adheres to his pro-Aryan ideology, often with brutal results. Pertinent to the buildup generated from such a character – and at the risk of divulging some comic spoilers – Stormfront eventually meets a brutal (and I mean BRUTAL) death at the hands of The Boys; a notion that should generate curiosity with regard to the gender swap, especially if the show decides to closely follow the comics.
Cash is coming off a 5-season run as the star of FX comedy series You’re the Worst, and recently put in another role for the network in its Fosse/Verdon miniseries. She’s also banked appearances on Easy, the revived Will & Grace and, years earlier, on HBO’s The Newsroom and short-lived Fox sitcom Traffic Light, along with film roles in Social Animals, Game Over, Man!, Mary Goes Round and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The Boys Season 2 Release Date
The Boys Season 2 is set to arrive on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2020, though no specific date was divulged.
For the sake of context, Season 1 arrived on July 26, 2019, so we should expect at least a full year to wait for the next chapter.
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