With the release of the highly anticipated second series of superhero satire The Boys just around the corner, news about the third series of the Amazon Prime Video series has unsurprisingly started emerging.
In one of the most brilliant pieces of casting yet, Supernatural star Jensen Ackles has been unveiled as one of the stars in the third instalment of the show, jumping from one Eric Kripke show to another. Ackles is set to play Soldier Boy, the original superhero in the streaming drama. After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.
Ackles shared a short video on his Instagram account to announce the casting, as he flicks through the graphic novel with the caption: “I keep wondering what I’ll do….when Supernatural finally ends this year, then it hit me.”
Check out the announcement below!
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” commented Kripke in a statement. “I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of ‘Supernatural’ to ‘The Boys.’”
The Boys was renewed for a third season at the San Diego Comic Con @ Home panel, even before the second season has aired! The show is based on the best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and is developed by showrunner Eric Kripke.
The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. 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 (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes centre stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalise on the nation’s paranoia.
The Boys season 2 debuts worldwide on 4 September on Amazon Prime Video.