Amazon has a ton of confidence in its new show The Boys. Though the series doesn’t premiere until next week (July 26th), the streaming/retail giant already renewed the series for a second season. It wasn’t announced on stage at Comic-Con like some other renewals but, was timed to coincide with the show’s panel on Friday afternoon.
Based on a comic series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the series centers on a group of antiheroes who call themselves The Boys. In the world of The Boys, superheroes exist and leverage their powers into fame, fortune, and well… more power. The world is essentially controlled by a Justice League-esque team of these heroes who call themselves The Seven. So, the titular group forms with the purpose of weeding out these corrupt heroes and killing them.
Last week, news broke that Aya Cash from FX’s massively underrated You’re the Worst could be joining the cast of the show if a second season happened. So, barring any crazy Vinyl-level meltdown, Cash will likely join the cast in the coming weeks.
Speaking of the cast, Karl Urban stars in the series alongside Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon and Karen Fukuhara star as titular heroes. Opposite them, Anthony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell will portray the corrupt heroes of The Seven.
The Boys hits Amazon Prime Video on July 26th.