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.”
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.
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.