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Season 3 of The Boys is coming and we can't wait

Steph Jackson
·3 min read
Photo credit: Araya Doheny/Getty
Photo credit: Araya Doheny/Getty

From Cosmopolitan

If you, like us, binge-watched the whole of Prime Video's The Boys season two in approximately four days – or just need some big superhero energy in your life to break up the true-crime documentaries and romcoms – then we’ve got good news: The Boys are back in town! …Well, they’re on their way.

Yep, Amazon confirmed back in July that it's renewed the superhero satire for a third series despite season two only being released last month (on 4th September). And now showrunner Eric Kripke has teased fans with a tweet that's given a little more information on season three. It ended with "You're not f*cking ready": cue chills.

Here’s everything we know about the season three (including some spoilers for season two – just in case you somehow managed to not watch it back-to-back)…

Who’s in The Boys season 3?

The season-two characters are all expected to return (including Karl Urban, Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford and The Hunger Games’ Jack Quaid), and there’s a new hero in town – played by Supernatural's Jensen Ackles. He’ll be taking on the role of Soldier Boy, the original super-celebrity in the comics The Boys is based on. Jensen shared the news on Instagram with the caption, “I keep wondering what I'll do....when @cw_supernatural finally ends this year. Then it hit me.” But, as Kripke explained to Variety, “Anyone expecting Jensen to show up and be a good guy will be disappointed. I’ll say that!” Exciting.

What’s going to happen in The Boys season 3?

As fans of the show will know, the season two finale is a real game-changer (The Boys are no longer in hiding, but Homelander is still alive and well in Vought Tower). According to Kripke's aforementioned tweet, the first episode of season three is titled Payback, which could apply to almost any of the characters after the events of season two’s finale. Or perhaps it's a reference to the superhero group that started it all, which Soldier Boy belonged to…?

Photo credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty
Photo credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty

Is there a trailer for The Boys season 3?

Not yet, and probably not for a while – but Kripke and the rest of the team are already “hard at work in the (virtual) writers' room”. Speaking at Comic Con At Home back in July, Kripke said Amazon greenlit season three of The Boys “in a bold and historic push to expand their ‘weirdo’ demographic” (our favourite demographic). So we're hoping that, when it does arrive, the trailer’s going to be grittier than ever.

Photo credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty
Photo credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty

When can I watch The Boys season 3?

As Kripke's recent tweet confirms, filming is due to begin in early 2021 – virus permitting, we imagine. Season one arrived in July 2019, and season two dropped on 4th September 2020, so we think a release date towards the end of 2021 looks likely. The countdown is on, friends!

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