Amazon Prime Hit The Boys Renewed For A Second Season
If you've not yet had a chance to crack into Seth Rogen's new superhero series The Boys, you might want to rectify that fairly soon. It's not only become one of the highest rated shows out there right now, it's also just been picked up for a second season.
Starring Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Elisabeth Shue and Simon Pegg, the new show is adapted from the comic series of the same name, which was originally written by Garth Ennis and co-created, designed and illustrated by Darick Robertson.
The show describes itself as 'an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good'. It follows a secret CIA squad who go up against a team of morally corrupt superheroes called The Seven, who use their celebrity status to get away with their crimes.
Coming in at #28 on IMDb's Top Rated TV Shows list at the time of writing, it's immediately become a hit with viewers since it landed on Amazon Prime on 26 July.
"This is the best superhero TV show I've seen in a long while," one fan tweeted of the show.
Another person said: "OMG I'm so glad they have a second season coming. DUDE! This show is probably the best of 2019 so far (and yes, that means better than GOT for me... for this year anyways)."
Someone else wrote: "#TheBoys is better than any superhero show I've ever seen. Wow."
A fourth added: "Do yourself a favor and watch The Boys on Amazon Prime. Holy s*** this show is phenomenal! I am usually not a binge watcher of shows, but I have watched the first 5 episodes today. Sweet baby laser eyes this show is bananas!"
Over on Amazon, people have been able to go into a little more depth about their love for the show, with one five-star review reading: "This show is more than just a satire of superhero worship. Because underneath it all, superheroes are really a thinly veiled substitute for a wide range of authority figures and social icons: politicians, athletes, artists, business leaders, philanthropists. Anyone and everyone that mass culture looks up to.
"This show is about highlighting the gulf between the idealised public images that great power puts forth and what it really gets up to behind the scenes."
While another review referred to the series as 'one of the best TV shows in the last five years,' another wrote: "Such a fun, fresh, irreverent take on the pitfalls of celebrity/superhero culture. Very timely and important commentary."
A week before The Boys season one had even debuted, it was renewed for a second season with You're the Worst's Aya Cash joining the show as Stormfront - originally a bigoted male character in the comics, as well as one of the most powerful superheroes in the world.
You can watch The Boys now on Amazon Prime.
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