Amazon Studios has confirmed that extreme superhero show The Boys will return for a third season, even before S2 airs, and as a boon for fans, it will debut an aftershow to discuss each episode from the start of the second season.
Emmy Award-winner Aisha Tyler will host Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. In each episode, members of the cast, creative team and special guests they dissect the events that unfold in each episode.
“The Boys is one of the smartest, most irreverent, unapologetically badass shows streaming,” says Tyler. “I became a fan during Season one and this season I’m stoked to be flying fans into the heart of the show as host of Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. Season 2 is bigger, badder, and more audacious than ever before.”
Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys launches August 28 with ‘A Diabolical Look Back On Season one’.
“The Boys is one of the smartest, most irreverent, unapologetically badass shows streaming…”
Based on the comic series created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys was developed by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), who also serves as writer and executive producer. Heading up the executive producer team are Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher).
The eight-episode Amazon Original will land on Prime Video September 4, and then roll out weekly until the finale arrives on October 9.
“Amazon, in a bold and historic push to expand their ‘weirdo’ demographic, has greenlit Season 3 of The Boys! The writers and I are hard at work in the (virtual) writer’s room and we’re sad to say, the world has given us way too much material. We hope to be shooting in early 2021, but that’s up to a microscopic virus,” said showrunner and executive producer Eric Kripke.
“As if that wasn’t enough, we’re bringing you a Season 2 after show, Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys. It’s a deep dive into how we make this insane thing.”
The second season opens with The Boys on the run from the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against the Vought corporation. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) returns to The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) takes complete control. However his position is soon undermined by newcomer Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new force.
“Eric Kripke and the incredible cast of The Boys continue to deliver a wild and action-packed series full of surprises and can’t miss moments that have made the series a global hit,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “We couldn’t be more excited to see where Eric takes The Boys and the Supes in Season 3, and to have Aisha Tyler join The Boys family as the host of Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys.”
Jeffrey Frost, President, Sony Pictures Television Studios says The Boys is unlike any other show on television. “It elevates genre programming to a whole new level. We’re very excited about Season 3 as we know Eric Kripke and this incredibly talented cast are going to raise the bar even higher. And Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys is the perfect show to bring it all home!”