The Boys, Season 2 (2020)
PlatformAmazon Prime Video
Digital Premiere Date2020-09-04
Dan Trachtenberg & othersProducer(s) :
Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique Mcelligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue & others
Cinematographer (DoP) :
Jeff Cutter, Evans Brown, Jeremy Benning, Dylan MacleodMusic Director :
Production House :
Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, Original Film, Kickstart Entertainment, KFL Nightsky Productions
In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
The Boys premiered it’s maiden season during July 26th last year on Amazon Prime. It is based on the comic book series of the same name which was written and developed by Gareth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The comics were originally published by DC Comics before moving to Dynamite Entertainment.
The Superhero Web series is set in an alternate world in 2019 where superheroes are celebrities. They have online followers, PR teams, and can represent different states or cities as their icons (or mascots). The biggest and the most famous group among them, ‘The Seven’ is the most beloved in the country and they are owned by the conglomerate Vought International.
But nothing is what it seems. The show delves into what realistically could happen when there are super-humans walking among us. Superheros start abusing their powers and their benefactors, which are usually huge corporations, clean up after them. And that is the running theme in the series.
We enter this world from the point of view of two people, Hughie Campbell, a normal human being and Annie January, an aspiring idealistic superhero. Hughie just witnessed his fiance being run through (and subsequently killed) by A-Train, a famous speedster superhero from The Seven, who was chasing some criminals at the time. Annie (Starlight is the name of her crime-fighting alter-ego) gets inducted into The Seven after a member retires. She is quickly shown her naivety after she faces an extremely deplorable situation.
Cast Includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell and Elisabeth Shue. Developed by Eric Kripke