The Boys: The Story So Far

Sep 1, 2021 | News, Uncategorized




Have you been watching The Boys on Amazon Prime?

At a time where the DCEU has been a little all over the place and some fans want a grittier superhero story, The Boys has built a solid foundation in its first two seasons and established itself as a great new series.

We will take a look at a little of what has happened so far in the story and when to expect season 3.

The Story So Far

Eric Kripke, the man behind the phenomenally successful Supernatural series is the creator behind the series. Adapting the story from comics under the same title which was published from 2006 to 2012.

Set in a world where powered individuals accept a role in society as heroes and peacekeepers, amassing fame and fortune through their abilities.

Powered people are very much a minority, but they are distinct and clearly raised above general society.

This distinction is not a problem for the majority of people, but for Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), these two worlds come colliding together in a world-shattering moment as A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), a super speeder crashes into and obliterates Hughie’s girlfriend mid embrace leaving him with just her detached arms and an explosion of blood.

While normal citizens and certainly villains would be immediately reprimanded and justice served, rules are obviously different for the supers in this world.

Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) is the leader of a small group of non-powered people who despise the supers and are seeking revenge and when he hears about Hughie’s situation, he sets out to recruit him.

The rest of series one dives deep into the imbalance between powers and the seedy manipulative actions of people in authority as they impose themselves on others. Anthony Starr as Homelander and Erin Moriarty as Starlight round out the main cast here and do a fantastic job portraying the issues and creating a visceral visual series full of twists and turns.

Series Two

The focus shifts in series two as the corruption of the heroes appear to be more explicit and we are introduced to a literal Nazi in Aya Cash’s Stormfront.

The origin of heroes is explored and relationships advance all coming together to create another captivating season that is sure to have you on the edge of your seat throughout.

What’s Next?

The world of The Boys explores a much darker realist expression of what a world with powers may look like.

We all know that power corrupts, so what happens when real people with complicated or contradicting motivations have powers instead of two-dimensional characters with a central motive that overshadows everything else.

The Seven, the primary hero team in the story are derived from the heroes of the Justice League with clear comparisons between Homelander and Superman, Queen Maeve and Wonder Woman, A-Train and the Flash, The Deep and Aquaman, Black Noir and Batman, but instead of clear noble intentions to preserve life, they are driven by relationships, lust, money, drugs, popularity, fame, etc.

The premise is solid, execution is incredible and high end and the casting is spot on. Seeing Hughie Campbell go from this nervous shell to a leader is an incredible journey and Karl Urban more than delivers in his over-the-top, aggressive Billy Butcher persona.

When To Expect Season 3?

Over the last few months, we have learned some exciting stuff about the upcoming series including the introduction of Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy.

With the delays in filming due to the pandemic, however, we may not see it until the middle of next year.

They are currently still filming and postproduction is expected to take at least 6 weeks. So very unlikely to be released in 2021, but we can hope.


Are you excited for Season 3?

If you enjoyed The Boys, why not check out our review of Invincible, also on Amazon Prime.

Ben Gibbons


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