By | June 3, 2022

The Boys is one in all Prime Video’s hottest collection, and the present is making an epic comeback on June 3, 2022, with a bloody good season 3. For the reason that first season’s premiere in July 2019, The Boys has solely widened its fanbase. The collection, primarily based on the comedian e book of the identical identify by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, is without doubt one of the most critically-acclaimed exhibits on TV, with seasons 1 and a pair of incomes 85% and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The official season 3 trailer was launched on Could 16, 2022, and gave followers a glimpse on the mayhem to come back. The present picks up a yr after Becca’s loss of life. Homelander remains to be coping with the fallout of Stormfront being outed as a Nazi. So as to take down Homelander, Soldier Boy is revived. Butcher additionally decides to stage the enjoying area by taking a serum that enables him to be a supe for twenty-four hours.

The Boys of ‘The Boys’ in season 3. (Courtesy of Prime Video)

The Boys season 3 goes to be one of many largest exhibits of the summer time. From the discharge date to the brand new solid members, these are the most recent updates on all issues The Boys.

Launch Date

The Boys season 3 will premiere on Prime Video. with 3 episodes on June 3. Following the season 3 premiere, further episodes will launch weekly on Prime Video. The season will include 8 episodes, resulting in the season 3 finale on July 8.

The third season was formally introduced in July 2020 forward of the season 2 premiere. Filming for season 3 started in early 2021 and got here to an finish in September 2021. Forged member Karl City, a.ok.a. Butcher, posted on September 10, 2021, that filming had wrapped.

“And that’s a wrap on @theboystv season 3,” Karl’s Instagram message started. “Huge due to our sensible solid and crew for all of the blood candy n tears and in addition to everybody concerned within the manufacturing @amazonprimevideo and @sptv for working so onerous to maintain us all Covid protected. And naturally large due to @therealKripke. For delivering a subsequent stage bat sh*t loopy good season 3. I can’t watch for y’all to see it. Be protected y’all.”

‘The Boys’ Season 3 Plot Data

The official synopsis for The Boys season 3 reads, “It’s been a yr of calm. Homelander’s subdued. Butcher works for the federal government, supervised by Hughie of all individuals. However each males itch to show this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys be taught of a mysterious Anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into the Seven, beginning a warfare, and chasing the legend of the primary Superhero: Soldier Boy.”

Showrunner Eric Kripke revealed that season 3 is the “craziest” season of The Boys but. “There’s undoubtedly lots of insanity,” he advised TV Insider. “It’s not a secret that we’re doing an episode about Herogasm from the comics [a six-issue limited series from comics writer Garth Ennis], which is a large superhero orgy. And we’re doing one thing within the first episode that I believe is certainly the craziest factor we’ve ever pulled off…and is likely to be one of many craziest issues anyone’s ever tried to tug off.”

Antony Starr
Antony Starr as Homelander. (Courtesy of Prime Video)

Season 2 ended with the tragic loss of life of Becca by the hands of her personal son, Ryan. It was a horrible accident, with Ryan solely making an attempt to save lots of his mother from being killed by Stormfront. Whereas Becca died, Stormfront was fully dismembered by Ryan’s warmth imaginative and prescient. Nonetheless, Kripke famous to TV Insider that Stormfront remains to be alive in season 3. “She has been relieved of her limbs and is sort of a charred mess, however she’s not useless,” he stated.

Butcher despatched Ryan into protecting custody to maintain him away from his father, Homelander. Butcher and the remainder of the Boys had their felony information cleared and had been in a position to return to bizarre life if that’s what they needed. Mom’s Milk went again to his household on the finish of the season.

“The Boys are usually not completely disbanded,” Kripke advised IGN. “The Boys we’ll discover on the prime of Season 3 will truly be very recognizable to those within the comedian e book: formally backed by the CIA now, places of work within the Flatiron constructing. You recognize, it’s going to be sort of basic Boys however with a pair twists and turns, like Hughie received’t be with them as an example. He’s working with the Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs. However drama being drama, the world of security they assume they’re residing in explodes fairly rapidly they usually discover themselves with an enormous new downside.”

Jack Quaid
Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell. (Courtesy of Prime Video)

A spotlight of the season would be the introduction of Soldier Boy, performed by Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles. “The massive season-wide mythology can be about Soldier Boy,” Kripke revealed to IGN. “What’s fascinating about Soldier Boy is that he’s been round for many years. He was Homelander earlier than Homelander. So it actually provides us a chance to not simply get into new corners of the story within the current day, however to actually discover the previous of Vought within the final 60 to 70 years and the way they grew to become who they grew to become.”

Kripke revealed the episode title of The Boys season 3 premiere all the best way again in October 2020. The episode is titled “Payback.”

Trailer Breakdown


The primary teaser trailer was launched on March 12, 2022, throughout the present’s SXSW panel. The crimson band teaser — set to the Think about Dragons hit “Bones” — featured every kind of blood, guts, and supe craziness. From Butcher getting supe powers to Hughie having his arm damaged to the reveal of Soldier Boy, the footage was the proper tease.

The official season 3 trailer dropped on Could 16, 2022. The trailer started with Homelander doing harm management after Stormfront’s drama. “There’s something mistaken with Homelander. There’s one thing damaged. He’s misplaced his f**king thoughts,” Starlight says.

Whereas Mallory thinks Butcher’s been good and hasn’t been killing supes, that’s not essentially the case. Hughie quickly realizes that combating Vought the correct manner isn’t attainable. They need to do it Butcher’s manner. Queen Maeve helps the Boys out and comes up with an thought to hopefully “blow Homelander’s f**king brains out.” This entails Soldier Boy, who makes fairly an entrance within the trailer.

Forged Of Season 3

The Boys season 3 contains an unbelievable ensemble solid. Over the previous 3 seasons, the Prime Video has saved this huge solid principally intact. The primary solid contains:

  • Karl City as William “Billy” Butcher — He’s the chief of the Boys who loathes supes, particularly Homelander. He was married to Becca, who disappeared after turning into pregnant with Homelander’s little one, Ryan. After Becca’s loss of life, Butcher has turn into a father determine of types to Ryan, performed by Cameron Crovetti.
  • Jack Quaid as Hugh “Hughie” Campbell Jr. — He’s a member of the Boys who joined the group after his girlfriend was murdered by A-Practice. He’s presently in a relationship with Annie/Starlight.
  • Antony Starr as Homelander — He’s the unhinged chief of the Seven. Whereas to the general public he’s a hero, Homelander is definitely extremely narcissistic and a cold-blooded assassin. After Homelander raped Becca, she gave beginning to their son, Ryan, who possesses powers just like his father.
  • Erin Moriarty as Annie January/Starlight — She is without doubt one of the new members of the Seven. She has the flexibility to venture blinding gentle and fly. She is relationship Hughie.
  • Chace Crawford as Kevin Moskowitz/The Deep — He’s a member of the Seven who can breathe underwater and talk with aquatic life. He additionally has gills on his chest. Patton Oswalt is the voice of The Deep’s gills. In season 2, The Deep is on the outs with the Seven and has turn into concerned within the Church of the Collective.
  • Dominique McElligott as Maggie Shaw/Queen Maeve — She is a longtime member of the Seven and possesses the facility of superhuman energy, pace, and sturdiness. She has turn into disillusioned with the Seven and seeks to take down Homelander. Queen Maeve is bisexual. She beforehand dated Homelander and has been in an on-off relationship with Elena.
  • Jessie T. Usher as Reggie Franklin/A-Practice — He’s a member of the Seven and has the facility of superspeed. He grew to become hooked on Compound V whereas making an attempt to remain the quickest speedster on the planet. A-Practice killed Hughie’s girlfriend within the first episode of The Boys. On the finish of season 2, A-Practice rejoins the Seven.
  • Laz Alonso as Mom’s Milk — He’s a member of the Boys. Mom’s Milk initially left the Boys to stay a standard life, however he rejoined them in season 1. Within the second season, Mom’s Milk continues to attempt to take down Vought. After his felony fees had been cleared, Mom’s Milk returns to his household.
  • Tomer Capon as Serge/Frenchie — He’s a member of the Boys. Frenchie has the flexibility to construct weapons that assist struggle the supes. He cares deeply for Kimiko.
  • Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko Miyashiro/The Feminine — She is a member of the Boys and a mute. She was compelled to participate in an experiment to create superpowered terrorists and given Compound V, which prompted her to have enhanced energy and extra powers. She grew to become a member of the Boys after they rescued her. She is closest to Frenchie.
  • Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir — He’s a member of the Seven who seems to be mute. He’s principally a superhuman ninja. His bodily look is hidden behind his costume, which he wears each time he’s on display screen.
  • Aya Money as Klara Risinger/Liberty/Stormfront — She grew to become a member of the Seven in season 2. Stormfront, a former Nazi, was the primary profitable Compound V topic and possesses the flexibility of electrokinesis, flight, and extra. She begins a relationship with Homelander in season 2. On the finish of the season, Stormfront has her limbs burned off by Ryan’s warmth imaginative and prescient.
  • Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett — She is a publicist for Vought who is consistently selecting up the items after Homelander and others make PR messes.
  • Laila Robins as Grace Mallory — She is the founding father of the Boys and the previous deputy director of the CIA. She helps put Ryan in protecting custody to maintain him away from Homelander.
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Stan Edgar — He’s the CEO of Vought Worldwide.
  • Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman — She is a congresswoman who claims to be anti-supe, however she’s truly a supe herself. She has the flexibility to make individuals’s heads explode.

Elisabeth Shue performed Madelyn Stillwell within the first 2 seasons of The Boys. She was the vice-president of Hero Administration at Vought and had a really unusual romantic relationship with Homelander. On the finish of season 1, Homelander killed her by utilizing his warmth imaginative and prescient to burn her eyes into her cranium. Jennifer Esposito performed Susan Raynor in seasons 1 and a pair of. She was the deputy director of the CIA. She was killed by Victoria Neuman. Shantel VanSanten performed Butcher’s spouse, Becca. She was by accident killed by her personal son within the season 2 finale.

New Characters

The massive ensemble solid can be getting some new faces in season 3. A well-recognized face to all Supernatural followers is Jensen Ackles, who can be enjoying Soldier Boy, the world’s first superhero. Jensen and Kripke beforehand labored collectively on Supernatural.

Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy. (Courtesy of Prime Video)

Jensen has a reasonably fascinating description of his character. “It’s as if Captain America gave up superheroism and was simply your drunk and inappropriate uncle,” he advised EW. Soldier Boy was the chief of the primary group of heroes — dubbed Payback — throughout World Struggle II. When Soldier Boy is introduced again into play within the current day, he’ll cross paths with Homelander. “It doesn’t go nicely,” Kripke teased about Soldier Boy and Homelander coming face-to-face. “When you’ve two alpha males who each contemplate themselves essentially the most highly effective, most well-known individual on the planet, that will get to battle fairly rapidly.”

Jensen revealed on the Inside You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast that Soldier Boy is a “bigoted a**gap. He doesn’t age, so he’s this younger, 40-year-old superhero who’s actually 80 years previous or 90 years previous. There’s simply a lot materials there, you’ll see what I imply whenever you see the present however he has a style for individuals who had been of his period.” As for whether or not or not Soldier Boy will return in a possible season 4, Jensen stated, “I don’t know. The door isn’t closed, I’ll put it that manner.”

Jensen’s Soldier Boy has a extra fashionable and fewer in-your-face costume than his comedian e book counterpart. Soldier Boy’s go well with on The Boys was designed by Laura Jean “L.J.” Shannon and idea artist Greg Hopwood. The go well with is army inexperienced. “Our aim was to focus on a bygone period of overt masculinity and grit. With that pedigree we dove headfirst into baking in an all-American high quality grounded in a army soldier’s practicality with a heavy dose of old style cowboy swagger,” Shannon advised Selection. “We knew that the actor needed to have Steve McQueen appears to be like and chops with a John Wayne angle — fortunately Jensen Ackles embodies all of that.” Soldier Boy additionally has a defend that he makes use of.

Soldier Boy was first talked about again in The Boys season 2 premiere. Stan Edgar warned Homelander about how he put Soldier Boy in his place again within the day. A statue of Soldier Boy was additionally seen in episode 7 of season 2.

The opposite members of Payback embody Crimson Countess, performed by Laurie Holden. Her go well with is pretty just like the character’s comedian e book look. Crimson Countess is about to look in season 3 and can be displaying off her powers, which embody warmth imaginative and prescient, pyrokinesis, and extra. Sean Patrick Flannery has additionally joined the solid as Gunpowder, one of many former members of Payback. Gunpowder can manifest weapons out of skinny air and is an skilled with firearms.

Nick Wechsler has additionally joined the solid as Blue Hawk. Blue Hawk isn’t a personality straight from the comics, however he’s seemingly primarily based on Floor Hawk, who wore a blue hawk helmet. Kristin Sales space and Jack Doolan will play Tess and Tommy, a.ok.a. the TNT Twins. Ryan Blakely will play Mindstorm in season 3. Miles Gaston Villanueva is enjoying Supersonic, Starlight’s ex-boyfriend.

The Boys hasn’t been renewed for season 4 simply but, but it surely’s nearly a positive factor. Again in 2020, Kripke admitted that he presently had a plan for five seasons of the present. “However I additionally know higher than to say what number of seasons a present goes to have as a result of my final present Supernatural I stated 5 seasons for positive and that f**ker went 15,” he responded to a fan. He additionally reiterated that “creatively” talking 5 seasons was a very good quantity to him.


Only a few months earlier than The Boys season 3 premiered, the spinoff collection The Boys Presents: Diabolical premiered on Prime Video. The animated anthology collection options stars like Ben Schwartz, Caleb McLaughlin, Christian Slater, Michael Cera, Awkwafina, Don Cheadle, Xolo Maridueña, and extra.

The spinoff did characteristic one storyline that could possibly be foreshadowing a significant season 3 second. The Laser Child featured in The Boys Presents: Diabolical could possibly be alluding to a darkish flip for Ryan in season 3, ScreenRant identified. Ryan may flip evil and begin taking after his father, Homelander.

There’s one other Boys spinoff within the works that can be set at America’s solely faculty completely for supes. The solid formally contains Jaz Sinclair, Probability Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, and Shelley Conn. Reina Hardesty, Aimee Carrero, and Shane Paul McGhie had been initially solid in roles, however they finally left the venture.

Patrick Schwarzenegger
Patrick Schwarzenegger has joined the solid of ‘The Boys’ spinoff. (Stephen Lovekin/BEI/Shutterstock)

Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi have joined the solid in recurring roles, in line with Deadline. Patrick is about to play Golden Boy, Sean will play Polarity, and Marco will play Dr. Cardosa. The collection acquired the greenlight in September 2021 with Michael Fazekas and Tara Butters set at showrunners.

In response to the positioning, the spinoff is an “irreverent, R-rated collection that explores the lives of hormonal, aggressive Supes as they put their bodily, sexual, and ethical boundaries to the check, competing for one of the best contracts in one of the best cities. It’s half faculty present, half Starvation Video games— with all the center, satire, and raunch of The Boys.”

Manufacturing started in Could 2022. “It’s been an extended, winding course of however I hope individuals prefer it as a lot as I prefer it,” Kripke advised EW. “It’s a extremely good, humorous, insane present. It’s completely completely different than The Boys, but it surely’s fully inside that world and tone.”