Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’: Early Development, Release Date, Updated Cast, and more

Well, well, well, it’s official, ladies and gentlemen. The third season of The Boys is getting ready to face the cameras as showrunner Eric Kripke confirms on Twitter that the newest episodes will be filming on Tuesday, the 16th of February, 2021.

Obviously, many fans expected that the series would begin shooting a bit sooner than 2021. However, since the pandemic has taken control of the world, The Boys‘ and other productions have ceased activities and hassled schedules. Fret not, however, as everyone behind the camera is hoping to finish filming by the end of summer 2021.

The new episodes will boast the follow-up events of the Amazon series’ second season finale––revealing what might just be the biggest and most terrifying foe the Billy Butcher’s vigilantes have come up against. Other than that, we’re also set to encounter yet another superhero (don’t know what a ‘superhero’ means for The Boys, but yes) in Soldier Boy portrayed by Jensen Ackles––advertised by Vought to be his “Homelander before Homelander”.

It really gives us an opportunity to not just get into new corners of the story in the present day, but to really explore the past of Vought in the last 60 to 70 years and how they became who they became,” Kripke stated.

Inherently, The Seven will be coming back with their unglorified plans as the “superhero team” faces head-on their most challenging obstacle as Queen Maeve and Starlight are now enemies of Homelander.

Of course, since the series is still (or hasn’t even begun yet) in the early stages of development, the release date for the third season of The Boys is still unknown. Fans would have to wait patiently as filming is set to take place until August 2021 and if we’re talking from the perspective of the second season, the post-production will prove to be more extensive than the filming. It is a superhero series at the end of the day. If anything, hope and pray that season three will be on Amazon Prime Video in the summer of 2022.

As for the cast, we’re seeing minimal changes––the biggest one being their brand new signing in Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles who is set to play a Captain America-esque character for the series.

When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” showrunner Eric Kripke, who actually worked with Ackles on Supernatural, said 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 humour, 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.

Looks like Ackles has a lot of weight on his shoulder but as long Kripke believes in your abilities, then you’re playing a big part in the series. During the pandemic, people are speculating that The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan will also be making an appearance––but that’s if the on-going pandemic will let this slide especially with restrictions and precautions in play.

Returning to the cast are our beloved actors and actresses in Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Tomer Kapon (Frenchie) Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Antony Starr (Homelander), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Dominique McElligott (Queen Maeve), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Jessie T Usher (A-Train), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko) and Giancarlo Esposito (Stan Edgar) among others.

Claudia Doumit (Congresswoman Neuman) and Colby Minifie (Ashley Barrett) have both been promoted to series regulars for new episodes. It’s possible that they will be receiving their own storylines throughout the third season, if anything.

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