Eric Kripke Reveals The Boys Season 3 Premiere Title & New Details!
Now that all episodes of The Boys Season 2 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Eric Kripke has revealed the Season 3 premiere title as “Payback,” written by Craig Rosenberg, while also confirming they hope to begin filming in early 2021.
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Kripke also teased a few details for Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy who will be making his introduction in the next season. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner discussed Payback, the name of Soldier Boy’s superhero team that Kripke says “was the Seven before the Seven,” adding, “We will be exploring the history of that team and all the members in it.”
“One of the reasons that we’re getting into Soldier Boy [in Season 3] and that team, Payback, is we’re interested in exploring a little bit of how we got here,” Kripke explained. “Through the history of the supes, we can tell a little bit about the history of America and how we ended up in the current fraught position that we’re in. Soldier Boy gives us an opportunity to do that.”
As the outlet notes, in the comics, other members of Soldier Boy’s superhero team Payback included Stormfront (Aya Cash), Eagle Archer (played by Langston Kerman in Season 2), Tek Knight (first name-dropped in Season 1), and Crimson Countess.
In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. 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) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
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The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
Season 1 and Season 2 are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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