The Boys Are Back… In September

On the run, hunted by super powered beings that most of the world looks up to, “The Boys” (none of whom are actually boys) return to Amazon Prime for a second season. It’s satire, though often not funny at all, a disturbing but excellent look at the reality of superhero worship, and I’ll say it: the rare TV adaptation of a comic book series that at least in season one was better than the book. Taking the work of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson as a blueprint, show creator Eric Kripke made a series just a few months ahead of its time, but luckily Amazon (and viewers) realized what it had.

Today, Patton Oswalt hosted a reunion of sorts for the cast and creators, which took a look back at the first season and teased what’s to come. That includes the announcement of The Boys returning to Amazon Prime on September 4. Eight episodes in all, with the first three being dropped the first day, then weekly after that.

Which is good — like Damon Lindelof’s remix of WatchmenThe Boys should be savored, thought about, talked about, in small doses. For comics fans, it’s Must See TV. It’s just hard to know when anybody will be able to meet around the proverbial watercooler again. And in case you didn’t know by now, no, The Boys is NOT suitable for children.

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About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.