The Amazon Prime Video publicity machine has shifted into high gear with The Boys third season premiere less than a month away, and EW has the scoop. First up, interviews with the cast reveal that Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Frenchie (Tomer Capone) take the main stage in this season’s musical episode. Season 3, which begins with a 1-year time jump, gives Kimiko an opportunity to become more than the damaged, superpowered former child soldier that militant revolutionaries forced her to become. Fukuhara told EW: “You’ll see in season 3 what she chose to do in the past year or so, getting a taste test of what life is like to be normal. It’s fantastic for her. She doesn’t have to just be about killing and violence.”
While Frenchie and Kimiko went off to explore normalcy at the end of season 2, Hughie decided to work with Congresswoman Victoria Neuman in the Office of Supe Affairs, a Congressional committee devoted to investigating Supers who abuse their powers and the populace. Given Neuman’s tendency to turn human heads into microwaved tomatoes, there may be a conflict of interest in play. Butcher went off on his own after leaving Homelander’s son Ryan in the CIA’s hands. Mother’s Milk returned to his family and, as MM actor Laz Alonso talks about in the video here, everything he wanted. What draws him back into Butcher’s bloody orbit remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Eric Kripke recently told EW that their The Boys spin-off based around collegiate Supes vying for lucrative city contracts is back on track. I didn’t even know one was on the way! Described as “the Hunger Games but with superheroes,” the competition for these contracts is fierce and, I imagine, graphically violent. Michele Fazekas (Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Reaper, Law & Order:SVU) and Tara Butters (Agent Carter, Reaper) are the showrunners, and the cast includes Chance Perdomo (Ambrose on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Maddie Phillips (Teenage Bounty Hunters), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks, Sabrina, Slender Man), and a number of relative unknowns. The series is in production but has no projected release date or title.
All in all, it’s a pretty exciting time for fans of crude humor, graphic violence, and gratuitous nudity. Me, in other words. The Boys’ third season premieres June 3, with 3 all-new episodes dropped at once, only on Amazon Prime Video.