The Boys is finally coming back on Prime Video on June 3, 2022 with Season 3 – Let’s give a first look at the new season!
What’s The Boys Season 3 about?
Through Stormfront, The Boys season 2 tackled the current climate in America with the public resurgence of white supremacy and alt-right extremism. Through Payback and Soldier Boy, season 3 will explore how the world got to this point.
“There’s always been systemic racism and conflict and a lot of ugliness, yet always a fight to make things better. Certain politicians like to pitch this somehow idyllic ‘good old days’ where everything was perfect and calm. That is complete and utter bulls—. It was never that way. So, by exploring the history of Vought in the history of America, we get to make some of those points. There was never an America when they say ‘Make America Great Again.’ It was always a struggle. That’s the point. It’s a struggle to make things better.”Showrunner Eric Kripke
The release date reveal comes at the very end of the webisode segment with season 3 footage featuring a photoshoot at Vought headquarters with Erin Moriarty’s Starlight and Antony Starr’s Homelander.
The ensemble drama — also starring Jack Quaid and Karl Urban — will return on a weekly rollout schedule. Similar to what Amazon did with season 2, the eight-episode third season will drop the first three episodes June 3. Followed by one new episode a week until the season finale streams July 8.
In addition, Seven on 7, hosted by actor Matthew Edison as the Fox News-esque Vought News Network anchor Cameron Coleman, dropped some new teases for not just season 3 of the mothership show, but the Boys spin-off.
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters showrun the new Hunger Games-esque, college-set R-rated drama, which takes place at America’s only university exclusive for young supes competing for the best contracts. Seven on 7 reveals that college is Goldolkin University, which is the alma mater of Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A Train (Jessie T. Usher), and the Deep (Chace Crawford), before they were contracted to New York City to join the Seven.
One supe by the name of Golden Boy is already seen as the top pick for next year’s draft, according to Coleman.
So far the actors confirmed to play young supes on the spin-off include Jaz Sinclair, Lizze Broadway, Shane Paul McGhie, Aimee Carrero, Reina Hardesty, and Maddie Phillips.
The Boys Season 3 will feature some new faces, including Laurie Holden as Crimson Countess; Nick Wechsler as Blue Hawk. Miles Gaston Villanueva and Sean Patrick Flannery as Supersonic and Gunpowder, respectively. Kristin Booth and Jack Doolan as supe siblings Tessa and Tommy, aka the TNT Twins; Jensen Ackles as the very first Superhero, Soldier Boy.
Paul Reiser Joins Cast Of Amazon Series As The Legend
Emmy nominee Paul Reiser has officially joined the cast as a guest star in the fan-favorite role of The Legend, following rumors of his participation in the series that went unconfirmed. Reiser will make his series debut in this week’s episode titled “The Last Time To Look On This World Of Lies” which drops on Friday June 17.
Any info on the upcoming season 3 of The Boys?
When on the horn with Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ Head of Global TV, TV Line was sure to ask how Season 3 was shaping up. “[Showrunner] Eric Kripke keeps topping himself. It is awesome, and shocking….,” he said. “Listen, it’s a season that ‘herogasms’ in it, so I feel like I need say no more! It’s one of a kind.”
The Boys series creator Eric Kripke has been talking about adapting a popular but completely unhinged arc from the original comic books since season 1. That, of course, would be “Herogasm.”
It’s a moment that perfectly encapsulates the world of The Boys, which depicts most superheroes not as valiant defenders of truth and justice, but corporate-owned, spoiled celebrities who use their powers to get into all kinds of shenanigans not suitable for children. Comics writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson conceived the “Herogasm” premise as follows: Earth’s heroes inform an adoring public that they are banding together to combat an alien threat in outer space when in reality they head to a secret island for a week-long orgy.
Despite everything that went down in The Boys season 1, from an anal pipe bomb to death by cunnilingus, Kripke never could have sold something as provocative as “Herogasm” that early on. That’s not the case as they head into season 3, with a “Herogasm”-themed episode 6. “If you were to ask the Amazon executives, they would deny it, but I feel like it was in a strange way a reward for two seasons of a successful show,” Kripke tells EW.
Still, the executive producer confirms there was at least one part of “Herogasm” they didn’t adapt for The Boys — not because they couldn’t, but because it didn’t align with the direction of the season.
Famous panels from the “Herogasm” comic see Homelander, the Superman-esque leader of supe team the Seven, taking advantage of Soldier Boy, a cowardly and dimwitted hero who leads his own squad known as Payback. Soldier Boy wants nothing more than to join the Seven. So, Homelander promises that if he’s good enough in bed, he just might earn a spot. There’s a total “no homo” moment between them after it happens.
“I love that scene and it’s hilarious, but for a dozen reasons, all of which will be revealed when you see the season, it ultimately just didn’t track,” Kripke explains. “We talked about it. It conflicted with a lot of the other things we were trying to build with Soldier Boy. So, unfortunately, that one had to go.”
Source: SPOILER TV