Season two of Amazon Prime’s The Boys cannot come quick enough. As one of my favorite shows of 2019 and one of the best superhero shows on TV, The Boys is a raunchy and satirical look on what constitutes as a “hero”. And how modern society would totally monetize the profession because…well, why not?
Season two of The Boys will hit the streaming platform on September 4th. In the meantime, Steven Weintraub had an interview with showrunner Eric Kripke. You can watch the video of the interview by hopping over to Collider, but here are some of the points from the highlight reel.
One is that the show had an extra month to shoot season two as opposed to season one. Kripke explains:
“To Amazon and Sony’s credit, they had an appetite to see a bigger scope of the show in season two. They felt like when you’re in this premium television space and you’re competing, especially as a genre show, and you’re competing against these huge shows you have to be able to walk the walk in terms of it’s a show that has some epic style to it. I said absolutely. Totally. The funny thing about filmmaking is none of it is rocket science; it’s just time and money. You can figure out anything with good, smart people around you that are smarter than you, time and money. The extra month was mostly we moved the shooting schedule from nine days to twelve days.”
- Another cool point is that each episode runs about 55-65 minutes long.
Giancarlo Esposito Will Have a Bigger Role
Kripke also expanded on Giancarlo Esposito’s role, which I’m very excited for:
“We really expand his role. With Elisabeth Shue gone we really needed a character to represent the true monster of the show which is Voigt. He does that with his icy, chilling demeanor. I’ve loved him ever since I worked with him on Revolution. He’s one of my favorite actors and I was thrilled and honored that he was open to coming back and playing again.”
The second episode of season two will feature Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher joining the group after going missing after season one’s finale. Originally, the show had featured where Butcher had been, but that was cut due to pacing. Kripke reveals they used that footage for a short film that is called “Butcher”. This reveals what happened during the couple of weeks between season one’s finale and episode two of season two. Prime will release the short film after season two begins streaming.
Is Jeffrey Dean Morgan Going to Be In Season Three?
Finally, Kripke reveals the part he’s coordinating for Jeffrey Dean Morgan to play – if JD Morgan can get the time to play it (Since he’s on The Walking Dead. Even more reason for TWD to end…just kidding!):
“There’s one role we’re already talking about. He has to, uh, we have to like coordinate. Because you know, he’s on The Walking Dead, so he has another home. But we already talked about one role, and there might be a potential other that we’re talking about. But we are, just this past week we were literally texting back and forth about trying to figure out how to get him on the show. I don’t think it’s a done deal yet, but the will is there, and we’re both talking about it.”
How excited are you for The Boys season two?