The Boys’ return is less than a month away, and anticipation intensifies. The Boys Season 3 was announced by series creator Eric Kripke on July 20 at Comic-Con, but there are a few lingering questions about when to expect it, what the story might be about this time around, and who’s even in the cast. Here’s everything we know so far.
The Boys Season 3 was initially scheduled to return in 2019, but Kripke had said as recently as last week that an exact release date hadn’t yet been set and would take place later. As of now, the show will premiere next year on December 4, according to USA Today. It’s doubtful that the show will return on its original anticipated release date. The third season was announced in July, and production only began in September, so we can be confident that the series’ return will be at least a month later than anticipated. It might not arrive this year if they’re forced to push it back even further or cancel it altogether.
It’s unknown how long the new season will take to air — a year or two? — but there’s been plenty of buzz around the show’s return. The Boys Season 2 wrapped up in October with a two-part episode, and some thought it would be long before kids’ superhero comics returned to TV. With that said, no one can say how many episodes will be part of this new season. Amazon Prime Video will be the only place to watch this season, as the series is one of Amazon’s originals. Film news shows will likely appear on Amazon Prime Video in other countries, including the UK and Germany. For those who don’t want to pay for a subscription, services like SlingTV and Hulu might offer a way to catch up on The Boys before Season 3 breathes air.
Cast and Characters
The casting for season 3 is still unknown, though Jack Quaid, who played Hughie’s friend Marty in season 1, will be back. Actors from previous seasons include Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Karen Fukuhara as Mother’s Milk, and Antony Starr as Homelander. The premise of The Boys is that a CIA squad is tasked with keeping an eye on superheroes and preventing them from misusing their powers. In the comics, Billy Butcher is the original leader of this squad. In season 1 of the show, however, Butcher recently passed away, and his son Hughie inherited his superhero mantle and possibly some of his superpowers. It added a layer of complexity to Hughie’s character, as he was genuinely devastated by his father’s death and struggled to come to terms with the fact that he was now a superpowered vigilante.
It’s unknown whether the new season will continue to follow Hughie and his superhero identity or if it will instead focus on a new character or characters. Kripke has been teasing a different storyline for season 3, though it’s not clear who that might be. It’s possible someone from the previous cast could return as well.
Where to Watch, When to Watch, and More?
It’s unclear at this point how many episodes the upcoming season will be as well as when it might begin streaming. Some fans have argued that it would be better for Season 3 to run for ten episodes or less since the show tends to struggle with pacing issues. Amazon Prime subscribers should note that The Boys is only available in some countries and regions, so those who don’t live in the US might be unable to watch season 3.
It’s a long wait, but The Boys is one of the best new superhero shows on TV, so we’ll be happy to wait even longer if it means more high-quality content. It’s unknown what the upcoming season will be about or even how long it will take to release. It’s a long wait, but The Boys is one of the best new superhero shows on TV, so we’ll be happy to wait even longer if it means more high-quality content.