The not-so-nice superheroes are in demand these days as the latest season of The Boys has become the most binged show on Amazon Prime.
Amazon is all for 'The Boys' and the Prime streaming service has a major hit on their hands. Their latest success story is based on Darick Robertson and Garth Ennis' comic of the same name has some A-List actors in the list. The producer of the series is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and the cast consists of Karl Urban, Elizabeth Shue, and Jack Quaid. Now, the streaming service is reaping the benefits of that success as it has been revealed that the first season of 'The Boys' is one of the most-binged shows in just two weeks after its release.
Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke in an interview with Comicbook said, "We are thrilled that The Boys have surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most-watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers. This creates great momentum and excitement for us as we get ready for season two.”
The show was renewed for a second season before the series even debuted on Amazon Prime Video and the production is already putting in a lot of hard work on getting these new episodes out to follow up on the buzz of the series' premiere. The showrunner of the series, Eric Kripke said, "I’m so beyond thrilled with the response to Season 1. And mainly, it’s made me get my ass in gear and work even harder on Season 2. I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper. A more intense, more insane, more wrenching, more character-driven season. It’s my one and only goal to make Season 2 even better than Season 1.”
The success of the first season should sit well with the future of the series. The comic book ran for 72 issues as well as a few supplemental miniseries, hence there is a lot of material to work on in the future. Amazon recently came under fire for canceling a lot of newer series in recent weeks, including Forever, Patriot, The Romanoffs, Lore, and Too Old to Die Young.
It's other superhero series, The Tick was similarly canceled after two seasons, so fans might have been understandably worried that The Boys should suffer a similar fate, even after it has been renewed. But, given the success of the first season, there's hope that it is going to continue.