Amazon Prime Video’s popular superheroes vs vigilantes franchise The Boys have added a new superhero to its verse – Soldier Boy. The new superhero will make his debut in Season 3 of the series, which was finalised even before Season 2 of The Boys premiered on the streaming platform. Showrunner and Executive Producer Eric Kripke finalised the actor who will play soldier boy, and it is none other than Jensen Ackles who’s won audience and critics’ love in his current series, Supernatural. Kripke is also the creator of Supernatural, where Ackles plays one half of the pair of lead protagonists, the Winchester brothers.
Soldier Boy is referred to as the original superhero after he fought in World War II. Soldier Boy is a legacy title and has regularly graced many of the issues of The Boys comics series.
The Boys Season 2 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 4. All episodes of the show will not be available at one go for binge-watching. The first three episodes will release on September 4, and new episodes every Friday after, culminating in an epic season finale on October 9.
The Boys stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, and Chace Crawford as the Deep. The Boys Season 2 will introduce new characters in the form of Stan Edgar, played by The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito, a new female superhero named Stormfront, played by Aya Cash, among others.
The Boys is adapted from the darkly comic series of the same name, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, which ran for 72 issues from 2008 to 2012.
The Boys Season 3 production will begin in early 2021. Season 2 of The Boys premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 4.