After a second season totally barred and rich in twists and turns, The Boys will return in a third season on Amazon Prime Video. Casting, release date, story, trailer, we take stock of everything we know about the sequel to the show inspired by the eponymous comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
In July 2019, subscribers discovered Amazon Prime Video’s new punchy series: The Boys. Adapted from the eponymous comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the show seems at first glance like yet another superhero series, as seen on Netflix. Only, it would be bad to know the universe established by the two authors and designers.
The Boys starts from this premise: imagine superheroes being as famous as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods? And above all, imagine that they are not all turned towards helping others? As you will have understood, The Boys transforms superheroes into infamous bastards, capable of the worst to maintain the status of living divinities. A group of determined men will however stand up against them and intend to reveal the truth about the Seven and Vought International, the corporation in charge of the image of superheroes.
The Boys quickly became a hit thanks to its your adult and raw and its stripping and dirty style miles away from Marvel productions like Loki, WandaVision or Miss Marvel coming soon. After two first seasons of excellent bills, The Boys returns soon to Amazon Prime Video. History, cast, release date, trailer, we take stock of everything we know about this 3rd season!
The story of The Boys season 3 (spoiler alert!)
Season 2 ends with a bloody clash between the Homelander and Butcher. In battle, Stormfront left a few members there while Butcher’s wife sadly succumbed to her injuries. Butcher has now found his son, the product of the forced union between his wife and Homelander. The boy has, unsurprisingly, inherited superpowers from his terrible biological father, and so far he is unable to control them.
At any rate, Butcher and the others will have to find a way to channel this destructive power. On the side of the Seven, the atmosphere is not looking good. The Protector is devastated by the loss of Stormfront and the kidnapping of his son, an ideal breeding ground to let his paranoia and his madness explode in season 3. This new season will be an opportunity for the showrunners to integrate new super- heroes, namely Soldier Boy, assumed parody of Captain America who is also the head of a group of metahumans called the Payback.
The Boys season 3 release date
Like many series before it, season 3 of The Boys has been postponed multiple times due to the difficulties caused by the global pandemic. Despite these issues, filming was completed in September 2021 and Amazon Prime Video is giving fans a date on June 3, 2022 to discover the long-awaited sequel to the (mis)adventures of Butcher and the others.
On D-Day, the first three episodes of the season will be available, then one episode each Friday, until the grand finale scheduled for July 8, 2022. Like the previous two seasons, it will be necessary to be satisfied with eight episodes of approximately one hour.
The cast of The Boys season 3
Of course, this season 3 will be an opportunity to find known faces such as:
- Karl Urban as Butcher
- Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell
- Laz Alonso as Cream
- Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko
- Erin Moriarty as Annie January/Stella
- Dominique McElligot as Maeve
- Jessie Usher as Fishman
- Anthony Starr as the Protector or Homelander
- Nathan Mitchel as Black Noir
- Giancarlo Esposito as Stan Edgar
- Aya Cash as Stormfront
New faces also complete this already well-stocked cast. Jensen Ackles, known for his role in Supernatural, will take on the costume of Soldier Boy, while Katia Winter (Dexter) will play Little Nina, a Russian mobster who has a certain affinity with sex-toys… Laurie Holden from The Walking Dead series is also featured in the role of Countess Crimson, a superhero with a particularly powerful healing power. As for Kristin Booth and Jack Doolan, they will play the TNT Twins, totally barred twins with destructive abilities.
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Trailer and images of The Boys season 3
If you are stamping on the spot at the idea of knowing what this third season will look like, know that Amazon has just revealed this March 12, 2022 the first official trailer for The Boys – season 3! Be reassured from the outset, this season promises its share of dismemberments, implosions and organs stuck to the wall as evidenced by these first extracts. Especially since Butcher seems to have consumed Compound V and now has superpowers. Something to balance the rules of the game against Homelander.
And if you really miss The Boys, know thata new animated series called The Boys: Diabolical landed on Amazon Prime Video in early March 2022. This anthology offers eight independent episodes, each telling a story that allows you to learn about the lore of comics.
Don’t worry, the black humor is there, as is the bloodshed, as numerous if not more than in the first two seasons of The Boys. Moreover, we find big names directing certain episodes, like Andy Samberg (Brooklyn 99), Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) or even Seth Rogen. To consume without moderation before the arrival of The Boys season 3!