Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” has been both a critical and commercial success for the streaming giant. The series adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic has become one of the service’s most-watched series of all time.
For those who haven’t seen it, the show 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.
Anticipation is now understandably high for the second season which is already in production, and executive producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen spoke with Collider this week and confirmed the new episodes take on an immediate jump in scale and ambition. Rogen says:
“They already have more resources for the second season. They’re adding more characters, the scope of the show organically grows as the show continues. We just watched, actually, the first episode of the second season this week. It was a wonderful thing as producers. This is way better than I ever could’ve hoped it would be.”
Goldberg adds the new season is “definitely better than the first season” and says it: “immediately, it just looks a bit better, feels bigger, the actors all know what they’re doing.” Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Jack Quaid, Jennifer Esposito, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher and more star in the series.
Crawford, who plays the Aquaman-stye The Deep character, has been subject to much online chat in the past day or so after some tie-in merchandise photos promoting a ‘The Deep’ calendar shows the character is well blessed in front and behind. Check out a reposting of those photos below.
“The Boys: Season 1” is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Know your market, because “The Boys” producers know the thirsty gays demographic and catered to it. Well played gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/80gvmqmArz
— Garth Franklin (@darkhorizons) August 16, 2019