After a two year wait, “The Boys” is amping up for a bloody return. Amazon Prime Video has released the first full trailer for the popular satirical superhero series’ upcoming season.
Based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book of the same name, “The Boys” focuses on a world where superheroes are employees for the powerful Vought International corporation, which monetizes their exploits and uses its power to hide the fact that the majority of them are corrupt. The series follows the titular Boys, a group of vigilantes led by the gruff Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) seeking to take down Vought, and the premier superhero team the Seven, lead by the sadistic Homelander (Antony Starr).
Season 3 of “The Boys” sees the Seven recovering from a PR crisis after their member Stormfront (Aya Cash) is exposed as a neo-Nazi and white supremacist. Meanwhile, Billy receives a weapon against Vought in the form of a special formula that allows him to develop superpowers for 24 hours, causing conflict among the Boys over whether it’s worth sacrificing their morals for the chance to strike back. The trailer, set to the classic Beach Boys song “Heroes and Villains,” also teases the debut of the character Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), as well as the return of Vought CEO Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito).
“People love superpowers, but real power isn’t this,” Esposito says in the trailer. “It’s the ability to bend the world to your will.”
“The Boys” stars a large ensemble cast, with Urban, Starr and Ackles appearing alongside Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie and Claudia Doumit. The series was developed by Eric Kripke, who serves as showrunner and executive produces. Original creators Ennis and Robertson also executive produce, and Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn and Michaela Starr serve as additional executive producers. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures.
The first three episodes of “The Boys” debuts June 3, followed by weekly releases. Watch the full trailer below.
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