8.8/10
109,383
1,077 user 50 critic

The Boys 

Trailer
1:00 | Trailer
A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
Reviews
Popularity
37 ( 2)

Who Could "The Boys" Offend in Season 2?

Spoilers ahead in this IMDbrief as we break down the Season 1 cliffhangers and determine who "The Boys" have left on their hit list for Season 2.

Watch our interview

Episodes

Season 2 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Friday, July 26

Season Finale Time! Questions answered! Secrets revealed! Conflicts... conflicted! Characters exploded! And so much more!


Previous Episode


Friday, July 26

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2020   2019   Unknown  
Top Rated TV #62 | 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Stranger Things (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Black Mirror (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel
Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (TV Series 2018)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is thrust into a dangerous field assignment as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit.

Stars: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, John Hoogenakker
The Flash (TV Series 2014)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
Titans I (TV Series 2018)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A team of young superheroes combat evil and other perils.

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Teagan Croft, Anna Diop
The Office (2005–2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski
Watchmen (TV Series 2019)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Stars: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard
Rick and Morty (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Stars: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
The Walking Dead (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
Arrow (TV Series 2012)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Karl Urban ...  Billy Butcher 8 episodes, 2019
Jack Quaid ...  Hughie Campbell 8 episodes, 2019
Antony Starr ...  Homelander 8 episodes, 2019
Erin Moriarty ...  Annie January / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Dominique McElligott ...  Queen Maeve 8 episodes, 2019
Jessie T. Usher ...  A-Train 8 episodes, 2019
Laz Alonso ...  Mother's Milk 8 episodes, 2019
Chace Crawford ...  The Deep 8 episodes, 2019
Tomer Capon ...  Frenchie 8 episodes, 2019
Karen Fukuhara ...  The Female 8 episodes, 2019
Nathan Mitchell ...  Black Noir 8 episodes, 2019
Elisabeth Shue ...  Madelyn Stillwell 8 episodes, 2019
Jennifer Esposito ...  Susan Raynor 5 episodes, 2019
Colby Minifie ...  Ashley Barrett 5 episodes, 2019
Simon Pegg ...  Hugh Campbell 4 episodes, 2019
Shaun Benson ...  Ezekiel 4 episodes, 2019
Christian Keyes ...  Nathan 4 episodes, 2019
Nneka Elliott ...  Female News Anchor 4 episodes, 2019
Alex Hassell ...  Translucent 3 episodes, 2019
Shantel VanSanten ...  Becca Butcher 3 episodes, 2019
Malcolm Barrett ...  Seth Reed 3 episodes, 2019
Ann Cusack ...  Donna January 3 episodes, 2019
Jordana Lajoie ...  Cherie 3 episodes, 2019
Brittany Allen ...  Popclaw 3 episodes, 2019
Jess Salgueiro ...  Robin 3 episodes, 2019
Mishka Thébaud ...  Shockwave 3 episodes, 2019
Haley Joel Osment ...  Mesmer 2 episodes, 2019
Billy Zane ...  Billy Zane 2 episodes, 2019
David Andrews ...  Senator Calhoun 2 episodes, 2019
David Reale ...  Evan Lambert 2 episodes, 2019
Laila Robins ...  Grace Mallory 2 episodes, 2019
Brendan Beiser ...  Jeff / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Nicola Correia-Damude ...  Elena 2 episodes, 2019
John Doman ...  Jonah Vogelbaum 2 episodes, 2019
Mike Massaro ...  ESPN Interviewer 2 episodes, 2019
Bill Turnbull ...  Trevor 2 episodes, 2019
Roger Peterson ...  Male News Anchor 2 episodes, 2019
Jim Beaver ...  Secretary of Defense Robert A. Singer 2 episodes, 2019-2020
Edit

Storyline

The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought International, which ensures that they are aggressively marketed and monetized. Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant and corrupt. The series primarily focuses on two groups: the titular Boys, vigilantes looking to keep the corrupted heroes under control, and the Seven, Vought International's premier superhero team. The Boys are led by Billy Butcher, who despises all superpowered people, and the Seven are led by the egotistical and unstable Homelander. As a conflict ensues between the two groups, the series also follows the new members of each team: Hugh "Hughie" Campbell of the Boys, who joins the vigilantes after his girlfriend is killed in a high speed collision by the Seven's A-Train, and Annie January / Starlight of the Seven, a young and hopeful heroine forced to face the truth about the heroes she admires.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Meet Your Heroes

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Seven HQ is the Roy Thomson concert hall in downtown Toronto, frequently used in films & Television. The giant X supports provided a fitting background for an early scene in the first installment of the X-Men (2000) franchise. Also fitting for this show with X-Men characters being some of the inspiration behind characters in the novel it is based on. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Collider Videos: The Boys TV Review (No Spoilers) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Wannabe
Performed by Spice Girls
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
My Antidote to Marvel and Co.
26 July 2019 | by iGladSee all my reviews

Having being all superheroed out with the never ending train of films this is so much welcome relief. It's not for kids and I love the choice language which is appropriate.


778 of 891 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,077 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed