Amazon’s “The Boys” launched last week and so far reviews, especially as people have started getting into the back half of the season, have been glowing.
It’s also a series noted for pushing basically every boundary with a tone of extreme sex and violence, thanks mostly due to Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic series source material.
The irreverent series looks at popular superheroes who abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good, and the secret hit squad of everyday human vigilantes assembled to pull them back into line.
Show creator Eric Kripke has revealed that he got through everything he wanted on the streaming service series, aside from one scene which they objected to and thought was a bit “too much”. He explains to Coming Soon what that scene was:
“I couldn’t quite understand why considering everything else we have in the show, but: Homelander, after being dressed down by Stilwell in episode 2, was standing on one of the Chrysler building eagles.
He pulled his pants down and started jacking off, mumbling ‘I can do whatever I want’ over and over again until he climaxed all over New York City. We shot it! Oh my God, Antony [Starr] was the BEST in that scene.
Amazon seemed to think it wasn’t necessary. I thought it told me something about his psyche. To be clear, they’ve been great, that may have been the ONLY fight I lost in Season 1.”
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Kapon, Jennifer Esposito, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell co-star in the series with the entire first season now available on Amazon.