How do you stop a legion of captured xenophobic, authoritarian crusaders? If you are The Boys from the Amazon series boys, the answer is … violence. Righteous violence.
The adaptation on Amazon by Garth Ennis and well-known comedian Darick Robertson is a black satire of a world in which the military-industrial complex is fused with popular culture to turn killer comic book heroes into social media stars. Not so unknown! And in the final trailer for boys season 2, because of september, we get a taste of how uncontrolled, capitalist fascism continues to spin out of control. Somehow, the presenter Eric Kripke (supernatural) finds rooms for jokes.
Season 2 finds former CIA operative Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and his team finished by “The Seven”;, this world version of the Justice League. Led by Supermen-esque Homelander (Anthony Starr). Seven are backed by a Vought International, a conglomerate that is secretly producing a serum to empower normal people with superpowers. The common hope of Vought and Homelander is to generate enough “shoulders” to hold more power than the US government. Butcher and Boys want to stop him, even though they are being chased by “good guys”.
The trailer shows one of the Boys’ new enemies and the reasons why extreme tactics may be the only solution to this conflict. Stormfront, played by You are the worst star Aya Cash, can fly, score as there is no tomorrow, and shoot lightning from her hands. We see that she gives Homelander a profit for his money, which should not please the bloodthirsty narcissist or The Boys. She is also hungry and willing to kill to advance her agenda. It fits exactly with The Seven.
The sight ends with a scene of the Butcher and his crew crashing into a whale summoned by The Deep (Chace Crawford), promising that the darkest of things, boys there is still a sense of humor. The audience is clear here about Kipke’s sense of humor: at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the series officially got its 3rd season green.
But first, season 2. boys returns on September 4 with a three-episode premiere, followed by new weekly episodes every Friday.