The Amazon Prime Video original, The Boys, is currently in the process of concluding its writing for the upcoming third season. According to Comicbook, showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural) described the third season writing process for the dark superhero dramedy series as “fun and breezy.” In an interview with Consequence of Sound, Kripke stated that “the thing that has worried me about season3 is that it has become really fun and breezy to write again…I should be in intense, deep introspection for this.” This interview comes in correspondence with the writing room’s process for the upcoming third season of the hit Amazon original series.
The Boys, which is known for its unexpected combination of gore, comedy, and dramatic elements, has built a story world that is composed of the unexpected. Kripke further elaborated on the third season by stating “You have to start going to some of the areas that it wouldn’t at first have occurred you to go to in those stories, and those are always a little trickier to make feel as big and as fascinating as the stuff you hit early on,” via Consequence of Sound.
The Boys centers on a vigilante group set to take down the evil superheroes, or supes, that are controlled by a greedy corporation in Vought. The Amazon series concluded its second season run with the release of its eighth episode on October 9 with the episode “What I Know.”
The series’ cast includes the vigilantes comprised of Karl Urban (Dredd) as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) as Hughie Campbell, Erin Moriarty (True Detective) as Annie/Starlight, Laz Alonso (Avatar) as Mother’s Milk, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Kimiko, and Tomer Capon (Fauda) as Frenchie.
The cast also features the likes of Vought superheroes in Jessie Usher (Shaft) as A-Train, Antony Starr (Banshee) as Homelander, Dominique McElligott (Moon, House of Cards) as Queen Maeve, Nathan Mitchell (Supernatural) as Black Noir, Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl) as The Deep, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as Vought President Stan Edgar, and Aya Cash (You’re the Worst) as Stormfront. The second season, which premiered on September 4, also welcomed the introduction of the former superhero Lamplighter in the form of Shawn Ashmore (The Following).
Despite Kripke’s assessment of the writing process, the third season of The Boys is set to begin production in the early stages of 2021. Currently, it is unknown when the season will conclude its filming and production processes in addition to an expected third season premiere date. The third season will also introduce Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) as the former superhero Soldier Boy, who acts as the predecessor for Starr’s Homelander and overall Vought corruption.
The first two seasons of The Boys, totaling 16 half-hour episodes, are available in their entirety for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.