The Boys is an American superhero television series directed and developed by Eric Kripke, the man behind Supernatural or Timeless. It has been broadcast worldwide since July 26, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video. After a second season, the third is currently in the process of being completed. Release date, filming, distribution, here is all the information about season 3 of The Boys.
The Boys Season 3 release date
Filming for season 3 began on February 24, 2021. This information showed up through a rather evocative image shared by the showrunner of the series. In this case, the photo of a golden statue of Homelander, the supervillain of the series, visibly shaped. Several members of the cast then posted some photos of themselves on social media, confirming the start of filming. Karl Urban (Billy Butcher) had also recently shown on his Instagram the health precautions that had been put in place on the set, due to the pandemic situation.
On the other hand, even if filming is not disrupted by the global situation and everything is on time, it seems difficult to see season 3 ready by the end of 2021. By doing the math, we can imagine an end to filming around August 2021. After a short tour in post-production, we can expect a release of The Boys Season 3 by May or June 2022.
Will there be new superheroes and villains?
The showrunner of the series has confirmed that he will team up with Supernatural star Jensen Ackles to play Soldier Boy. He is the “original superhero” who fought in World War II. A hero who became “first super-celebrity and a true pillar of American culture for decades,” according to the showrunner.
Soldier Boy was mostly a member of the Payback team (a parody of the Avengers) in the comics created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. Kripke told Entertainment Weekly that Season 3 will explore “the history of this team and all its members,” without further information.
What about the distribution?
Unfortunately, Stormfront (Aya Cash) will not be present in season 3. On the occasion of the promotion of her new film We Broke Up, Aya Cash also spoke in the columns of EntertainmentWeekly about her future in the series. “I want to know if she’ll come back, too,” she said, before clarifying that she was not present on the set of Season 3.
“I’m currently working on a new FOX show called This Country. My contract for The Boys was only for one year. But hey, who knows?” Unless she makes a brief appearance, Season 3 will clearly not be focused on Stormfront.
What is the synopsis of The Boys Season 3?
For now, nothing official is known about the synopsis of this third season. We know that Butcher (Karl Urban) will mourn the death of Becca (Shantel VanSanten), which occurred by accident, following Ryan’s attempt to save his mother from Stormfront. So expect a season focused on the likely very salty revenge of Butcher.
Here’s what the showrunner told The Wrap last October. “Butcher is at war with himself. There’s a part of him that’s represented by Becca, Hugie and Ryan. This part gives him some humanity. It is a small part, but it is part of it. And the other part of him is his father. It represents violence, rage, and anger, untreated. These two sides will really be at war in season 3 because he is furious. But he can’t blame his kid. And so, I warn you, he’s mad on Homelander.”
Meanwhile, let’s remember that Hughie should try to fight Vought with the task force led by Congressman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit), who happens to be a super hero herself. She is also responsible for the murder of all these people at the Vought Congressional. We look forward to learning more about this character and his plans.
Butcher’s revenge, Victoria Neuman’s evil plans… What else for Season 3? Well, we’re also looking forward to seeing what Homelander will become. Following the events of Season 2, will it become totally out of control? And what about Lenny, Billy Butcher’s brother who committed suicide in the past? Will this influence Butcher’s actions? These are all questions that will have to be answered.
As a reminder, for now, season 3 of The Boys has no official release date.