The Boys Season 2 Review

This week, Amazon unveils the hotly-anticipated second season of its superhero drama The Boys.

When we left The Boys at the end of last season, Billy Butcher’s (Karl Urban) wife Becca (Shantel VanSanten) was not only still alive but also raising her and Homelander’s (Anthony Starr) son. It was a shocking reveal that capped off an impressive season, but where do we go from here?

In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal with Butcher nowhere to be found. The quartet are desperately trying to group and fight back against the Vought Corporation.

Speaking of the Vought Corporation, there’s complications aplenty brewing with Homelander hell bent on gaining more control. Introduced this season is also the new frontman for Vought, Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito), and Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media savvy new Supe who has an agenda of her own, which you will want to uncover on your own.

The arc for The Deep (Chance Crawford), who was last seen being exiled from the seven and dumped in Ohio, is just brilliant and a true highlight. It will certainly be interesting to see how this storyline develops over the season.

With the first three episodes dropping at launch, showrunner Eric Kripke delivers all the crazy stuff you loved from season one and balances it with moving the story forward in unexpected ways. The cast clearly have a lot of fun with their roles and there are excellent performances throughout.

The Boys makes a strong to what is sure to be a memorable season.

 

4 Stars.

The Boys drops the first three episodes Friday 4 September, and new episodes will be available weekly each Friday, culminating in an epic season finale on Friday 9 October.