Amazon Renews Karl Urban's Superhero Series THE BOYS For Season 2
Amazon Studios has renewed the insane-looking superhero series, The Boys, for Season 2 before the first season has even premiered. The studio obviously has a lot of faith in this series and are confident that it’s going to be a big hit with fans and audiences.
There’s a lot of hype building for the the series and that’s thanks to the awesome trailers that have been released teasing how bonkers this series actually will be. The Season 2 announcement was made at Comic-Con last weekend and they also announced that You’re the Worst alum Aya Cash will join the Season 2 cast as a character named Stormfront.
Season 2 will also see the return of Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Dominique McElligott, Nathan Mitchell and Elisabeth Shue.
The show’s executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke will also return to help continue the story, which is based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson. Here’s the synopsis for the series:
In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.
The Boys characters consist of Hughie (Quaid), Billy Butcher (Urban), Mother’s Milk (Alonso), Frenchie (Capon), and The Female (Fukuhara). Simon Pegg guest stars as Hughie’s father.
The Supes that make up The Seven include Homelander (Starr), Starlight (Moriarty), Queen Maeve (McElligott), A-Train (Usher), The Deep (Crawford) and Black Noir (Mitchell).
Shue takes on the rolr of Madelyn Stillwell, Vought’s Senior VP Hero Management.
The 8-episode first season premieres July 26th on Amazon.