The Boys Season 2: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More

The Boys Season 2: Release Date, Plot, Cast And More

Enter a world where superheroes don't act super at all. Conspiracy, murder, arson, and death follow these supers, and the civilians don't even know the truth

After having been bombarded by movies from both DC and Marvel as well as the series that seem to have taken over TV in a big way, it's refreshing to see Superheroes in a new light. The Boys is an Amazon Prime series about superheroes that aren't all that super. They have personal struggles and aren't the paragons of justice, law, and order we've come to expect. Instead, they are human, gritty, raw, and have their own issues with their humanity, or lack thereof.

The first season of The Boys was a sleeper hit for Amazon but probably went over that well because of the TV-viewing public's exhaustion with superheroes in general. The source material, a graphic novel written by Garth Ennis, explores the idea of what having superheroes means from a brand-new perspective. With the amount of evil these "do-gooders" have done over the last season, it makes you wonder if the heroes are here to save the world from sin, or save it so they can be the evil in the world.

The Boys - A Setting with Grit

Frenchie, Hughie, and Mother's Milk

Moviegoers will be familiar with the difference between the significant comic franchises and their works. Amazon's The Boys doesn't have to kowtow to either studio, and the original setting is anything but what we'd expect from a superhero story. The story opens with us being introduced to a world where superheroes are real, and go around, saving others. We learn about how supers got their powers and how they stand for truth and justice for the little man. That is until one of them kills an innocent girl while in the grip of some sort of drug.

From there, things spiral rapidly as we follow two distinct characters, one who is a super, and the other who's trying to find out why his girlfriend had to die. Their paths cross and intertwine over the backdrop of multiple conspiracies. Little by little, the truth comes out that the only thing these supers stand for is themselves and their own. Other people who get in the way are quickly removed without a thought.

Who's the Cast of The Boys Season 2

The Boys Cast

The familiar faces are likely to make a return on this season of The Boys. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) will have to figure out where they are once more as the field of battle shifts, and secrets become uncovered. Homelander (Anthony Starr) and his one-time-lover Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) might reunite to preserve the world they've known inside Vought Industries. Starfire (Erin Moriarty) will also have to decide where her loyalty lies after realizing the truth behind Vought. Hughie's savior and super herself Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) will also figure in this season's antics. Other characters such as Starfire's handler Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie) will likely see more screen time in season 2, at least, if the teaser trailer is to be believed.

What Should We Expect in Season 2?

The Boys

The production team is tight-lipped on letting any nuggets leak, but we can figure out a bit of what we're going to see in season 2 from the trailer. Homelander features prominently, as does a lot of explosions and blood spatters, but aside from the obvious, we can determine a few things. All is not well at Vought. At the end of last season, we saw Madelyn Stillwell (Elizabeth Shue) get killed by Homelander. That is likely to leave her boss Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito), who had only just promoted her, to now find a replacement.


We also see Ashley Barrett losing her temper and a few shots of Billy Butcher taking the fight to the supers. The clip is short, but there's a lot of information inside there. In one clip that only lasts a few seconds, we see Homelander choking and slamming Starfire into a wall. Later on, we see a super who we assume to be Black Noir getting ready for a fight. If anything, the one thing the trailer hints at above everything else is that a huge battle is coming.

When Can We Expect The Boys Season 2?

The Boys

Amazon has stated that the second season of its hit series will release around the middle of 2020. There may be new additions to the cast that we haven't noted as yet, but for now, this is the group we're working with. If you're not hyped about season two of this gem, then you probably need to rewatch season one.

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