While a number of streaming platforms focus on an even balance of movies and TV series, Prime Video seems more inclined to stick with the latter. It’s kind of hard to argue with them when they keep putting out shows nominated for awards. Then, there’s The Boys. The hyper-violent, psychotic and out-of-control superhero show, based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Yet, when you get a ton of people to watch your show and talk endlessly on social media, you get a follow up. So, without further ado, here’s the teaser trailer for the hotly anticipated 2nd season.
As self-explanatory as all that was, here’s the official synopsis, to hammer a few beats out:
“In a more intense, more desperate Season 2 of THE BOYS, Butcher, Hughie and the team reel from their losses in Season 1. On the run from the law, they struggle to fight back against the Superheroes. As Vought, the company that manages the heroes, cashes in on the panic over the threat of Supervillains, and a new hero, Stormfront, shakes up the company and challenges an already unstable Homelander.”
Yup, that certainly shows they’re gonna run wild with this one. That’s more than fine, as there’s a gleeful insanity to everything going on here. Sure, it doesn’t always land, but as far as easily digestible, completely bonkers TV goes, The Boys is up there. That said, it’ll be interesting to see what the overarching plot it. Just having it be “things further unravel into giant bloodshed and depravity” can only captivate so much of your audience. What helps sell it all, are the performances. Karl Urban, who often vies for the MVP in whatever he does, is completely unleashed here and it’s glorious. The same goes for Antony Starr just eviscerating the scenery, as Homelander, leaving little for anyone else to chew. Plus, you also have Elizabeth Shue, doing a good amount of heavy lifting, while never fully cracking.
If you’re someone who adored the first season, rejoice in the fact that you won’t have to wait much longer, for more of what you crave. The Boys returns for Season 2, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, starting September 4th.