The comics superhero TV show series The Boys, starring Jack Quaid, Chace Crawford, and Karl Urban, is back! And has been scheduled to be returning to our screens on June 3. As we’re waiting for the premiere of season 3, we took it up to gather information on it, so far, here’s everything we know.
Season 2, which concluded on Amazon Prime Video in October 2020, left the members of the supe-fighting Boys gang splintered. Hughie (Jack Quaid) took a position with Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) in the newly launched Office of Supe Affairs, as a much more by-the-book way of keeping out-of-control supes in check. Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) went back to his family.
For Frenchie, Capone says, “We find Serge feeling he has legitimacy. That’s all under the surface. Quickly, he has to deal with his inner demons about what role he plays in the Boys group and what or who for. When things get out of hand, the answers will confront him from all sides that will take him for a steep ‘rollercoaster’ ride.
During an appearance at SXSW Festival in April, Urban teased what we can expect this season from Butcher and the rest of the gang.
“In order to defeat the monster, do you become the monster?,” Urban asked. “And I think that’s one of the cool things about this season is every character is faced with that choice. How far are they willing to go? What line are they willing to cross in order to achieve what they want to achieve? For all the characters on the show, it creates a conflict and it’s fun to see who actually ends up on whose side.”
Season 3 begins with a time jump, and Fukuhara promises viewers will see what Kimiko has been getting up to with Frenchie. “She is finally able to go out and discover what her likes, dislikes, and hobbies are. Who is she at the core as a normal girl?” she explains. “You’ll see in season 3 what she chose to do in the past year or so, getting a taste test of what life is like to be normal. It’s fantastic for her. She doesn’t have to just be about killing and violence.”
Chace Crawford Teases A “Weird” Season
Chace Crawford is warning fans that the upcoming season is going to be weirder than ever before. And it makes sense considering in the trailer, Crawford’s character The Deep is seen making eye contact with an octopus while having sex.
At the 2022 SXSW festival, Ackles said to Crawford, “I remember reading that stuff [in the script] and you sent me a text message, and I have to go find it, but I think it was something like, ‘I don’t know how I’m gonna be able to work after this.'”
“I think I did send that,” Crawford replied.
Is Butcher Getting Superpowers?
On March 10, Prime Video tweeted a teaser poster of Billy the Butcher (Urban) with yellow glowing eyes.
The caption read, “Soon, it’ll be time to level the playing field.”
Who would’ve thought that the man opposed to superheroes would become one?
New Cast: Jensen Ackles, The Supernatural star is making his way to The Boys!
Jensen will star as Soldier Boy, a hero from the World War II era. Other newcomers include Miles Gaston Villanueva and Laurie Holden as Supersonic and Crimson Countess, respectively.
There Will Be a Musical
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Karen Fukuhara, who plays Kimiko, confirmed that there will be a full-on musical with Tomer Capone’s Frenchie—complete with music from Fred Astaire and Judy Garland—in season three.
Capone jokingly added that, “Dancing With the Stars ain’t got s––t on us.”
Karen Fukuhara never thought she would ever get the opportunity to be the lead in a musical. Way before starring as the silent-but-deadly Kimiko on The Boys, she performed in theater productions throughout high school but suffered debilitating stage fright. Even in college when she would scat the “doo-wop” parts in the back row of her a cappella group, the nerves would return on stage. Add in her acute awareness of the lack of opportunities for Asian American actors in the theater space at the time and it just didn’t seem like this was a feasible career route for her.
It’s why filming The Boys season 3 was such a surreal experience for her. Fukuhara confirms that Kimiko is getting a full-on musical with Tomer Capone’s Frenchie, as shown in EW’s exclusive photo below of the sequence. It feels like a pretty stark departure for the Emmy-nominated show that typically gives us disemboweled whales and mutant supe penises, but Fukuhara is still wrapped up in the moment.
“I was standing in the middle of the set as, essentially, the lead character,” she remembers of filming. “I never thought my dream would come to life.”
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