‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Boys,’ ‘Umbrella Academy’ Lead on Parrot’s Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended July 1, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 174 times the demand of an average series. The final two extra-long episodes of its fourth season debuted July 1, so it will likely see a huge increase in demand in the coming weeks as fans head to Netflix to watch them and discuss.

The Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart as its third season continues. It had a 3.9% drop in demand expressions to give it 56.5 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” climbed to No. 3 on the digital originals chart with a 53.5% increase in demand expressions and 54.5 times the average series demand. “Umbrella Academy” was No. 4 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

Two Disney+ “Star Wars” series rounded out the top five. “The Mandalorian” was No. 4 with 37.2 times average demand after a 2.3% drop in demand expressions. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” dropped a spot to No. 5 with a 7.9% decline in demand expressions and 34.1 times average demand.

Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” jumped nine spots to take No. 10, with a 31.7% increase in demand expressions after its June 28 second-season premiere. It had 29.3 times the average series demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The top non-streaming overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” at No. 2 with 65.8 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

 

‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Boys,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Top Parrot Digital Originals Demand Chart

Netflix’s supernatural thriller “Stranger Things” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals U.S. rankings the week ended June 17, as well as Parrot’s list of overall TV shows. The series had a 12.9% drop in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, giving it 186 times the demand of an average series.

The Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart as its third season continues. It had an 11.2% spike in demand expressions to give it 59.1 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 3 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

The newest Disney+ “Star Wars” series, “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” rose a spot to No. 3 despite a 2.2% drop in demand expressions for the week. It had 39.2 times average demand and was No. 9 on Parrot’s list of overall TV series.

The Disney+ “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” slid to No. 4 on the digital originals chart, grabbing 38 times average demand after a 6.4% drop in demand expressions.

HBO Max’s pirate comedy “Our Flag Means Death” remained No. 5. The show had 32.6 times average demand after a 2.6% drop in demand expressions as a second season was announced.

Two Apple TV+ shows returned to the top 10 on the digital originals chart. The alternate history sci-fi drama “For All Mankind” climbed to No. 8, from No. 19 the previous week, after its third season premiered June 10, giving it a 23.2% bump in demand expressions to push it to 26.8 times average demand. “Ted Lasso” rose two spots to No. 10 after the announcement that its in-production third season would be its last.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The top non-streaming overall TV series in terms of online demand was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” at No. 2 with 72.4 times average demand.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

 

New Releases on Disc, Digital May 31: ‘The Boys,’ ‘The Devil You Know,’ ‘Father Stu’

New Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases May 31 include The Devil You Know and the first two seasons of “The Boys,” while Father Stu becomes available for digital purchase.

Seasons one and two of the series “The Boys” head to DVD and Blu-ray Disc May 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “The Boys” is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes — as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods — abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. In season one, the titular “Boys” embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven” and their formidable Vought backing. In season two, Butcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in season one. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the superheroes. Meanwhile, Vought, the hero management company, cashes in on the panic over supervillains; and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander. Extras include blooper reels, deleted and extended scenes, and “Butcher: A Short Film.” The series is an Amazon Prime Video original, with the third season premiering June 3. 

Lionsgate May 31 releases crime drama The Devil You Know on Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Once-incarcerated Marcus Cowans (Omar Epps) is trying to turn over a new leaf with the support of his loving family. Upon discovering that one of his brothers (Will Catlett) may have been involved in a horrific crime, Marcus grapples with the limits of brotherhood and loyalty. He and his family, increasingly weary of the justice system’s failings, end up in the crosshairs of a seasoned but jaded detective (Michael Ealy).

Shout! Factory and Eleven Arts May 31 release the acclaimed animated adventure film Poupelle of Chimney Town as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Based on a popular Japanese picture book by celebrated author and creator Akihiro Nishino, the film was directed by Yusuke Hirota and produced at Tokyo’s famed STUDIO4ºC. Poupelle of Chimney Town is the story of young Lubicchi living among the thick smoke from the chimneys of his isolated town, yearning to see the “stars” — to know the truth — his father always told him about. One Halloween night he meets Poupelle, a man made of garbage, and together they look to the sky as their adventure begins. The English-language voice cast includes Tony Hale (Being the Ricardos), Antonio Raul Corbo, Stephen Root (Finding Nemo, “King of the Hill”), Misty Lee and Hasan Minhaj. The Poupelle of Chimney Town Blu-ray + DVD combo pack will include two versions of the film — English audio and Japanese audio with English subtitles — a variety of bonus content, and an exclusive art booklet with a special message from executive producer and creator Akihiro Nishino. An official selection of Annecy International Animation Film Festival and numerous other renowned festivals, Poupelle of Chimney Town has been recognized with several honors and movie awards nominations, including a Japan Academy Film Prize for Excellent Animation of the Year, a Cristal Award nomination from Annecy for Best Feature, an ANNIE awards nomination for Best Music — Feature, and a Satoshi Kon Award nomination from Fantasia for Best Animated Feature.

The horror-thriller Row 19 will debut on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digitally May 31 from Well Go USA Entertainment. In the foreign film, when several flight passengers suddenly suffer gruesome, unexplained deaths, a young doctor on board begins to suspect that the shadowy, terrifying force behind her own worst childhood nightmare may be back for blood. Row 19 stars Svetlana Ivanova (Cosmoball), Marta Timofeeva (Abigail, Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest), Wolfgang Cerni (T-34), Ekaterina Vilkova (Dark Planet, Black Lightning, Hipsters), Anatoliy Kot (House Arrest, Lektor, Battle for Sevastopol) and Victoria Korlyakova (Power, Better Than Us).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD May 31. The season is also available on Blu-ray Disc through the Warner Archive Collection.  The hit Netflix series “Lucifer” revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the DC Universe’s version of the devil, who leaves hell for Los Angeles, where he runs the Lux nightclub and consults for the Los Angeles Police Department. The first three seasons were broadcast on Fox, and after being canceled, the series was picked up by Netflix for another three-season run. In the first half of the fifth season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil’s place on earth while he’s back in hell. Eventually, Lucifer must face the mess his brother made with his life. He’ll also finally confront his feelings for Chloe. In the second half of the season, God makes his grand appearance. Lucifer can’t wait to send dear old dad back where he came from. Unfortunately for Lucifer, God isn’t going anywhere, and wants to get into every aspect of Lucifer’s life. In addition to Ellis, the series stars Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia and Rachael Harris. Based on the characters from DC created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, “Lucifer” was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. 

The Mark Wahlberg drama Father Stu will be released through digital retailers May 31 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film based on a true story, after surviving a terrible motorcycle accident, Stuart Long (Wahlberg) wonders if he can use his second chance to help others find their way — and leads this former amateur boxer to the surprising realization that he is meant to be a priest. Despite a devasting health crisis and the skepticism of church officials and his estranged parents (Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver), Stu pursues his vocation with courage and compassion. It arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 14.

Mutiny Pictures’ thriller Drive All Night will be released for digital sellthrough May 31 from Distribution Solutions. In the film, Dave, a reclusive swing-shift taxi driver, sees his night take an unexpected turn after he picks up a mysterious passenger, Cara, a young woman hiding a dark secret. The film stars Yutaka Takeuchi (“Marvel’s The Defenders,” Letters from Iwo Jima), Lexy Hammonds (Escape Room) and Sarah Dumont (“The League,” “9-1-1”), and is written and directed by Peter Hsieh in his directorial debut. 

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The family adventure Jurassic Tale will be released on digital and on demand May 31 from Lionsgate. In the film, while spending summer break at their father’s house, Emma and Brian find a huge egg in a cave nearby. It hatches to reveal a baby T. Rex, who they name Caesar. But their discovery is tracked by the sinister Kraven, a dealer in rare animals who steals the poor, hungry creature. Together with their reunited parents, Emma and Brian must sneak into Kraven’s lab and rescue Caesar before he’s sold to an overseas buyer.

For its 50th anniversary, the musical 1776 will be released on 4K Ultra HD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment May 31. The release includes a limited-edition sleeve with theatrical poster art and includes both the 165-minute director’s cut and the 167-minute extended cut, both presented in 4K resolution with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos + 5.1 audio. 1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of the United States of America based on the award-winning Broadway production. The story centers on the tough and unyielding John Adams (William Daniels), the charming and pragmatic Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva), the brilliant young Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), and the rest of the Continental Congress. All events lead up to that most significant historical date: July 4, 1776. A new bonus disc also includes the original theatrical cut and the three-hour laserdisc cut.

Kino Lorber May 31 releases The Wobblies, a documentary that chronicles how the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or “The Wobblies,” took to organizing unskilled labor throughout the early 1900s and boosted the fledgling movement among workers to form unions. The Wobblies will be available on DVD at a suggested retail price of $19.95. The 1979 documentary tells the story of workers in factories, sawmills, wheat fields, forests, mines, and on the docks as they organize and demand better wages, healthcare, overtime pay, and safer working conditions. Directors Stewart Bird and Deborah Shaffer weave history, archival film footage, interviews with former workers that are now in their 80s and 90s, cartoons, original art, and classic Wobbly songs. This documentary was recently inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The 16mm film restoration was made possible by a grant from the Women’s Film Preservation Fund, and is presented in a 4K restoration at the Museum of Modern Art.

The 2005 comedy Kinky Boots arrives for the first time on Blu-ray May 31 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Featuring a Golden Globe-nominated performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), as well as performances by Joel Edgerton (The Green Knight), Sarah-Jane Potts (The Chameleon), and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), the film was inspired by the real-life story of a family-owned shoe factory in England and ultimately inspired a Broadway musical that earned six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, Best Actor and Best Musical. In the film, for generations, the Price family has made very sensible, very conservative shoes for men. But to save the business from imminent bankruptcy, young Charlie Price (Edgerton) turns to an unlikely new creative consultant: a drag performer (Ejiofor) whose creative style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory.

May 30 saw the arrival of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore for premium digital ownership VOD and streaming on HBO Max. In the film, professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. It arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD June 28.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

‘Cobra Kai’ Tops Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart for Fifth Week; ‘WandaVision’ Climbs to No. 3

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals chart for a fifth consecutive week the week ended Feb. 6. It slipped two spots to No. 5 on Parrot’s ranking of all TV shows with 65.3 times the demand of an average show, after a 9.6% decline in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” remained No. 2 on the digital originals chart and fell to No. 6 on the overall TV chart, with demand expressions up 0.4% and the show having 63.1 times average demand.

“WandaVision,” the first Disney+ series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, climbed a spot to No. 3. It saw expressions climb 21.9% to give it 60 times the demand of the average show.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” dropped to No. 4, with 48.5 times average demand and expressions down 5.7%. It was No. 9 on the overall TV show list.

Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” jumped up six spots to rejoin the top 10 at No. 10, with news production on the third season has begun. It had a 10.6% rise in expressions to bring it to 25.9 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series was “Attack on Titan,” with 110.5 times average demand.

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‘Mandalorian’ Returns to Top of Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart on Eve of Season 2

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” returned to the top spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 24. It had been No. 2 the week before. With the show’s second season premiere looming Oct. 30, it had a 12.2% increase in demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity. The show had 63.7 times the demand of the average series.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” rose a spot to No. 2. Demand expressions were up 7.5% to give the show 58 times average demand.

The top title the past few weeks, Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” slid to  No. 3. “The Boys” had 43.6 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions down 39.8% a few weeks after its second-season finale.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, remained No. 4. The show had 43.5 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 8.5% for the week.

Rounding out the top five was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which had 37.4 times average demand after expressions rose 5.8%. The sci-fi series is in the midst of its third season and rose a spot from the previous week.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 94.2 times average demand. “The Mandalorian” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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‘The Boys’ Remains No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” remained No. 1 on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 17. Still benefiting from its Oct. 9 season finale, “The Boys” had 71.8 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 16.6%.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” moved up two spots to No. 2. It had 56.3 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions up 25.7%. The week saw new promotional posters for the upcoming second season, which debuts Oct. 30.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped a spot to No. 3. Demand expressions were down 12.4% to give the show 53.5 times average demand.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, dropped to No. 4. The show had 47.1 times the demand of the average series, with expressions down 16.5% for the week.

Rounding out the top five was Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” which had 35.4 times average demand after expressions rose 4.9%.

Climbing seven spots to get back into the top 10, at No. 6, was CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” which premiered the first episode of its third season Oct. 15. Demand rose 48.2% to give it 35 times average demand.

Jumping up to No. 8, from No. 21 the week before, was Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” which saw a 55.1% spike in demand expressions to give it 31.6 times average demand. The boost is likely due to the Oct. 9 release of a follow-up anthology from the same production team, The Haunting of Bly Manor, as well as a general uptick for spooky content during the Halloween season.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 94.3 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 4 on the overall TV list.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

‘The Boys’ Flies to No. 1 on Parrot’s Digital Originals Chart

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” took over the No. 1 spot on Parrot Analytics’ digital originals rankings the week ended Oct. 10. The debut of the finale of the second season Oct. 9 bumped “The Boys” up from the third spot a week earlier, giving it 62.5 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions, the proprietary metric Parrot uses to gauge a show’s popularity, up 19.3%.

Netflix’s perennially popular “Stranger Things” slipped a spot to No. 2. Demand expressions were down 4% to give the show 62 times average demand.

“Cobra Kai,” the “Karate Kid” spinoff that was formerly a YouTube Premium original series before moving to Netflix, dropped to No. 3. The show had 57.3 times the demand of the average series, with expressions up 5% for the week.

The Disney+ live-action “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” stayed at No. 4. It had 45.5 times the demand of the average show, with demand expressions down 2.9%.

Netflix’s “Lucifer” rose two spots to No. 5, with expressions dropping 0.14% to give the show 35 times average demand.

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A “digital original” is Parrot’s term for a multi-episode series in which the most recent season was first made available on a streaming platform such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu or Disney+.

The No. 1 overall TV series was “SpongeBob SquarePants,” with 88.5 times average demand. “The Boys” was No. 7 on the overall TV list.

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Media Play News has teamed with Parrot Analytics to provide readers with a weekly top 10 of the most popular digital original TV series in the United States, based on the firm’s proprietary metric called Demand Expressions, which measures demand for TV content in a given market through a wide variety of data sources, including video streaming, social media activity, photo sharing, blogging, commenting on fan and critic rating platforms, and downloading and streaming via peer-to-peer protocols and file sharing sites. Results are expressed as a comparison with the average demand for a TV show of any kind in the market.

Nielsen: ‘Mulan,’ ‘The Boys’ Enter Weekly Top 10 Streaming Chart

Netflix’s total domination of Nielsen’s weekly Top 10 streaming video chart ended for the period from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6, when the Disney+ premium VOD release of Mulan and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys” debuted at No. 10 and No. 3, respectively. Netflix had filled all 10 spots on Nielsen’s chart since it launched a month ago.

Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” topped the chart with 2.17 billion minutes viewed, followed by Lucifer with 1.42 billion minutes and Prime Video’s “The Boys” with 891 million. “Cobra Kai” is an original action comedy-drama series based on “The Karate Kid” movie franchise.

The live-action movie remake Mulan, which Disney launched exclusively to Disney+ subscribers at a $29.99 purchase price, logged 525 million minutes — suggesting the PVOD (or Premier Access, as Disney calls it) release resonated stronger with consumers than expected.

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Scott Brown, GM of audience measurement at Nielsen, said the chart underscores the fact streaming video is growing in popularity. Brown said that among homes that can stream video, 25% of their TV viewing is spent accessing over-the-top content.

“Compelling content certainly helps to drive audiences to these streaming services,” Brown said in a statement, adding that the data showcases content’s appeal to diverse audiences.

“We look forward to the continued expansion of streaming measurement and providing the industry with this much-needed competitive insight,” he said.

  1. “Cobra Kai” (Netflix), 2.17 billion minutes viewed
  2. “Lucifer” (Netflix), 1.42 billion
  3. “The Boys” (Amazon), 891 million
  4. “The Office” (Netflix), 843 million
  5. “Criminal Minds” (Netflix), 675 million
  6. “Shameless” (Netflix), 639 million
  7. “Away” (Netflix), 631 million
  8. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Netflix), 616 million
  9. “The Legend of Korra” (Netflix), 541 million
  10.  Mulan (Disney+), 525 million

Amazon Orders Third Season of ‘The Boys,’ Adds Aftershow

Amazon Studios has ordered a third season of the dark superhero series “The Boys,” and is adding an aftershow for season two, according to the Amazon Prime Video original show’s online Comic-Con@Home panel July 23.

The aftershow will be called “Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys” and be hosted by Aisha Tyler, who also hosted the Comic-Con@Home panel with the cast and producers. Each episode of “Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys” will feature members of the cast, creative team and other special guests dissecting the events that unfold in each episode.

“Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys” will debut Aug. 8 with look back on the first season, and will accompany each episode of the second season, which begins Sept. 4 and debuts a new episode weekly.

“’The Boys’ is one of the smartest, most irreverent, unapologetically badass shows streaming,” Tyler said. “I became a fan during season one and this season I’m stoked to be flying fans into the heart of the show as host of ‘Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys.’ Season two is bigger, badder and more audacious than ever before, so join me after every episode as we dig through the rubble pile of our feelings. I promise, we’ll get through it like The Boys — dysfunctional, but together.”

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Based on best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios, “The Boys” was developed by showrunner Eric Kripke, who also serves as writer and executive producer. Joining Kripke as executive producers are Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver; Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty; as well as Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Rebecca Sonnenshine, Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Robertson also co-executive produce along with Michael Saltzman.

“The Boys” is an irreverent look at what happens when popular superheroes, known as supes, abuse their powers, as an activist group known as The Boys tries to expose the truth about the superhero team The Seven and their corporate sponsors, Voight.

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Season two finds the members of The Boys on the run and hunted by the supes. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found.

Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new supe with an agenda of her own. On top of that, a supervillain threat gives Vought an opportunity to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Recurring stars in season two include Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito.

Season Two of ‘The Boys’ Arrives on Amazon Prime Video Sept. 4

The superhero satire “The Boys” will return to Amazon Prime Video for its second season starting Sept. 4. Three episodes will be available the first day, with new episodes each Friday through the finale on Oct. 9.

The next eight episodes of Amazon Original series produced by Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film will be available on Prime Video in more than 200 territories around the world.

“We cannot wait to show you season two. It’s crazier, stranger, more intense, more emotional,” creator and executive producer Eric Kripke said in a statement.

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Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, “The Boys” is an irreverent look at what happens when popular superheroes, known as supes, abuse their powers, as an activist group known as The Boys tries to expose the truth about the superhero team The Seven and their corporate sponsors, Voight.

Season two finds the members of The Boys on the run and hunted by the supes. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found.

Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new supe with an agenda of her own. On top of that, a supervillain threat gives Vought an opportunity to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). Recurring stars in season two include Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito.

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Prime members can stream “The Boys” exclusively via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download it to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.