Three episodes of The Boys are out now, but sadly you'll be in for a bit of a wait for the rest of the season. Every episode after the initial three will be released weekly every Friday. There's eight episodes in total - so that means that the finale will be available to stream on Friday 9 October 2020.
Here's the full episode release schedule, along with the titles of each one:
- Friday 4 September – Episodes 1, 2 & 3 (The Big Ride/Proper Preparation and Planning/Nothing Like It In The World)
- Friday 11 September – Episode 4 (Over The Hill With The Swords Of A Thousand Men)
- Friday 18 September – Episode 5 (We Gotta Go Now)
- Friday 25 September – Episode 6 (The Bloody Doors Off)
- Friday 2 October – Episode 7 (Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker)
- Friday 9 October – Episode 8 (What I Know)
But news about The Boys doesn't stop there! We've flown around the net with our laser eyes to round up everything we know to get you prepared, including the released clips, news about the after show and casting for season 3. Keep on reading for more information.
How to watch season 2
If you want watch season 2 of The Boys - or catch up on season 1 for that matter - you’ll need an Amazon Prime Video account. It's not just entertainment that you'll get with a Prime account; read more about the benefits of signing up to Amazon Prime.
The Boys season 2 trailers
The first teaser was just as action-packed and gory as you'd expect. The main takeaway is that the Spice Girls are about to become notorious to the rest of the world.
We also have a look at the new addition to The Seven - Stormfront.
Finally, Comic Con also gave us another clip of The Boys facing off against the The Deep and his sea creature friends, and it looks like they're having a whale of a time...
What is the plot for the next season?
Spoiler warning for season 1 of The Boys. If you’re not all caught up on the plot, don't scroll any further.
So, Homelander can’t really get any worse can he? After killing Stillwell (and most likely leaving her poor child to be blown up), he’s taken Billy Butcher to the house of his long-time missing wife, Becca. There, he revealed that not only is she alive, but she’s also a mother to a young boy… and the father is none other than Homelander himself. Yep, we got a supe child on the loose.
This is actually a wild deviation from the graphic novel, so we can’t predict where the plot is going to go. It still remains to be seen whether or not Becca was in fact forced by Homelander to sleep with him as Billy believes, or if she was just having an affair, as Homelander claims. Either way - Billy is in for some shocking revelations when it comes to his wife who he'd originally believed to be dead.
The first full trailer also revealed that The Seven are instigating a witch hunt on the Spice Girls, which is obviously going to complicate the battle between the two sides much more.
Season 2 will also see some new faces join the main cast. Giancarlo Esposito made a brief appearance as Stan Edgar in the finale of last season, and it's now been revealed that the Breaking Bad star will be acting essentially as the new Stillwell - so likely just as (if not more) despicable. We can’t wait.
With Translucent blown to smithereens, and The Deep permanently demoted and away in Ohio, some new slots have opened up in The Seven. We know for a fact that one will likely be filled by a new character: Stormfront, played by Aya Cash.
In the comics, Stormfront is a prototype superhero from the 1930’s with powers similar to Shazam… oh yeah, and a Nazi. The Seven is about to get a whole lot more nasty than before.
The other replacement isn’t yet confirmed, but whispers around the net seem to think that Tek-Knight will be the next supe on the block. Based off of Batman, this ‘hero’ has a sex addiction in the comics, so all bets are off as to whether this is a plot that will be pursued.
We’ll also likely see some more from the terrorist super-villains that are currently in development. The media will no doubt be planting the seeds for a supe battle - and we’re guessing that they may try to paint The Boys as a group of villains in the future. Stormfront appears to be recruiting for more supes to fight in a war against these militants.
Finally, we also saw glimpses of doubt being placed in the minds of Queen Maeve and A-Train about whether they were fighting for the right cause. We can’t help but wonder whether or not we’re going to eventually see The Seven split up, with some (namely Starlight) turning on Homelander all together. Basically, we just want some super-powered battle scenes. Is it too much to ask?
Will there be a season 3 of The Boys?
Amazon Prime announced the renewal of the Spice Girls and The Seven at their Comic Con at Home panel, alongside news that the show now has an official aftershow called Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys, which includes interviews with the cast and crew, analysis of the plot and more.
Like previous series, season 3 will consist of eight episodes. Eric Kripke will return as the showrunner, whilst Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also reprise their roles as executive producers. Supernatural's Jensen Ackles will also be joining the cast as Soldier Boy.
Meanwhile, the aftershow is hosted by presenter and actress, Aisha Tyler and includes a special season 1 recap, and then air weekly after season two of The Boys has dropped. The first episodes are available to watch now.