One of the more well-reviewed superhero works of this year was Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” series, Eric Kripke’s acclaimed adaptation of the famed comic series.
Surviving the translation to screen mostly intact, the show debuted mid-year with viewers gobbling up the entire first season very quickly. As a result, there’s a real keenness to see more episodes with the second season having just recently wrapped production ahead of a mid-2020 launch.
Jack Quaid, who plays Hughie in the series, spoke with ComicBook.com recently about his work on the upcoming sophomore run and promises it will go even crazier than the first season:
“Oh man, no one is ready for Season 2, It’s just absolutely bonkers. I’ll just put it this way, the scale is a lot bigger. I think we’ve topped season one, in terms of insane moments that make you say ‘What the hell?’ I’ve done things this season that are definite firsts for me in my career, and I probably won’t do them again since. Definitely a moment… I can’t give it away, but when you see it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
And I think we’ve gotten way deeper with every single character on the show. It’s bigger, but it’s a lot deeper with everyone. And I think that that’s what’s important about Season 2 is not that you just go bigger and have more fights – which we totally have – but that you really delve into the characters and understand what makes them tick. And I know from Hughie’s perspective, we get into a lot of that. So yeah. I’m just really excited for people to see season two. I think it’s even better than season one, in my opinion.”
The series is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, and tracks a well-trained hit squad who take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke and “Preacher” series creators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg executive produce the show which stars Quaid, Karl Urban, Elizabeth Shue, Jennifer Esposito, Karen Fukuhara, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr and Jessie T. Usher.