The Boys holds an important place in Amazon Prime Video history. The Season 2 premiere still maintains its rank as the most-watched global launch of any Amazon original series.
It even gave Netflix a run for its money by making its way onto the Nielsen’s top 10 streaming ratings chart for the first time. With such a successful Season 2, the pressure is on to make The Boys Season 3 even bigger and better than ever before.
The cast and crew think they’ve created something that fills those big shoes.
The Boys Season 3 Filming and Plot
Filming for The Boys Season 3 began in early 2021, so we won’t be seeing a premiere of Season 3 until at least next year. Due to COVID safety protocols, filming took longer than the past two seasons, and with all the special effects, it takes a lot of effort in post production to bring superhero content to life. All of this adds up to a pushed release date. But the cast assures you that it will be worth the wait.
The filming began with a two week quarantine period for everyone involved in the cast and crew back in January 2021. This precaution was required for anyone that joined the cast or crew later on in filming.
Production did not wrap until September 2021, which makes a release in Spring or Summer 2022 a possible time for the series premiere. Anything earlier would really be putting undue pressure on the post production team.
Cinematic perfection takes patience.
The Boys Season 3 Release Date
(Updated January 11, 2022)
It’s official! We have The Boys Season 3 release date!
The third season of The Boys will launch on Friday, June 3, 2022, with the first 3 episodes. Similar to Season 2, they’ve made the decision to release episodes weekly rather than all at once, as they did with Season 1.
There will be 8 episodes in total, so the remaining 5 episodes of the season will roll out each Friday, leading up to the season finale on July 8, 2022.
The plot will heavily revolve around another supe team from the original comic books – illustrated and co-created by Darick Robertson with co creator Garth Ennis – called Payback. They were around back during World War II and the group was the precursor to the Seven.
Showrunner Eric Kripke promised that, “We will be exploring the history of that team and all the members in it.” It will be interesting to see how the Seven reacts to another supe group in town.
To underscore their importance in this season, episode 1 is called “Payback,” as confirmed by a tweet from Eric Kripke.
Another episode we can expect? The one diehard fans of the comics have been begging (or daring) Kripke to make since day 1?
As you can expect, this isn’t an episode that would get the a-okay on syndicated TV shows.
The heroes announce that they must go to space to fight back a potential alien invasion. It’s just a cover for a remote island, everything goes, drug-fueled orgy frenzy. The Boys must brave the sex dungeons and drug parties to complete a mission.
The Boys Season 3 Cast
Over the past 2 seasons, the cast has grown to a sizable number of supes, vigilantes, villains, and the line between them always blurs.
The Boys are back in town. That means Karl Urban as William “Billy” Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hugh “Hugie” Campbell Jr., Laz Alonso as Marvin T. Milk / Mother’s Milk, Tomer Capon as Serge / Frenchie, and Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko Miyashiro / the Female.
The Seven are also back. We have:
- Antony Starr as John / Homelander
- Erin Moriarty as Annie January / Starlight
- Dominique McElligott as Mary Shaw / Queen Maeve
- Jessie T. Usher as Reggie Franklin / A-Train
- Chace Crawford as Kevin Moskowitz / the Deep
- Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir
While it did seem like the Season 2 finale was curtains for Aya Cash’s Stormfront, the scene was ambiguous enough that she might have survived. Star Wars did more with less on the return of Palpatine in Episode 9. Who’s to say Stormfront won’t return?
Claudia Doumit’s Congresswoman Victoria Neuman will return in an expanded capacity in Season 3. Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett will also get more screen time as Vought’s Hero Management head.
There’s confirmation that in some capacity, Andrew Jackson’s Love Sausage will make a splashy return thanks to his popular appearance in Season 2, Episode 6.
A video posted celebrating the wrap of Season 3 included Cameron Crovetti, who plays Ryan, Homelander’s son with superpowers of his own.
Brand New Faces
With the premiere of The Boys Season 3 comes a treasure trove of new faces joining the cast. One of the most notable additions is Jensen Ackles, the front runner of Eric Kripke’s other popular show Supernatural. Now that Ackles isn’t saving people, hunting things as Dean Winchester, he’s stepping into the role of Soldier Boy.
Soldier Boy is The Boy’s satirization of Captain America. He’s a World War II soldier dubbed “the original superhero.”
The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden will make an appearance as Crimson Countess, another one of the supes in Soldier Boy’s gang known as Payback.
Katie Winter will play Little Nina, a Russian Mobster from the original comics. Winter is best known for her parts in Dexter and Sleepy Hollow.
Three new cast members include Miles Gaston Villanueva as Supersonic, Sean Patrick Flanery as Gun Powder, and Nick Wechsler as Blue Hawk. These characters are brand new to the show, so we can’t consult the comics to discover their powers.
The Boys Season 3 Trailer
There is no trailer available yet for Season 3. We expect one to drop much closer to the premiere date. But keeping checking back, as we’ll update this article with it as soon as it releases!
However, we do have a First Look Teaser that was released by Amazon. Check it out below!
Can’t Wait for The Boys Season 3? There’s More to Enjoy
While it’s always tough to wait for another season of one of your favorite shows, the pay off will be big for The Boys fans. A yet to be titled spin-off show is in the works that follows young wanna-be superheroes as they attend the equivalent of superhero college. This enterprise is run by Vought International and the students are all competing for super hero contracts once they graduate.
Additionally, there’s a YouTube mini series that will help tide you over until The Boys Season 3 premieres. It’s called Seven on 7 on VNN, and it gives you clips from Vought’s propaganda-based news channel.
All the episodes are canon and take place between Season 2 and 3, so make sure to check it out while you’re waiting for The Boys Season 3!
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