The Boys is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and follows a group of dysfunctional people who grudgingly band up to fight corrupt and immoral super-powered characters. Since its premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, The Boys adaptation has gained a lot of traction and has become one of the most popular new dramas.
Season 3 of The Boys has concluded filming, and while no release date has been set, Kripke has given fans a little peek at what to anticipate when the Prime Video sensation returns. The showrunner claimed that season 3 of The Boys is a “mediation on toxic masculinity” in an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Special Collector’s Issue (via TV Insider).
The Boys Already Have Characters Who Have Tendencies Of Toxic Masculinity
There have been a lot of characters in The Boys who have toxic masculinity tendencies. Butcher and Homelander are two of the most recognisable characters, with their brazen and boastful actions putting their respective squads in danger on multiple occasions. Even a secondary character like A-Train has his moments, putting on a brave front and attempting to look like his regular self despite nagging ailments and emotional issues. That has frequently been the case with the Emmy-nominated drama, which has strived to convey nuance in even the most unlikable of characters.
This Will Continue In Season 3
That trend is expected to continue in Season 3 of The Boys, which will feature Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy. Laurie Holden as Crimson Countess and Nick Wechsler as Blue Hawk are among the newcomers to the cast. Of course, the return of the Prime Video show will contain the much-discussed Herogasm episode, in addition to these new additions. Kripke and his team of writers have hinted at how the episode may startle viewers in the past. The team behind The Boys appears to be devoting their startling narrative and a strong ensemble to examining the extremely contemporary theme of toxic masculinity and its position in society in the upcoming season, and little doubt it will give viewers much to think about.
Source –TV Guide Magazine’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Special Collector’s Issue (via TV Insider)