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The Boys 

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A group of vigilantes sets out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

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Eric Kripke
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3   2   1  
2021   2020   2019  
Top Rated TV #77 | Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Karl Urban ...  Billy Butcher 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Jack Quaid ...  Hughie Campbell 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Antony Starr ...  Homelander 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Erin Moriarty ...  Annie January / ... 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Dominique McElligott ...  Queen Maeve 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Jessie T. Usher ...  A-Train 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Laz Alonso ...  Mother's Milk 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Chace Crawford ...  The Deep / ... 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Tomer Capon ...  Frenchie 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Karen Fukuhara ...  Kimiko Miyashiro 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Nathan Mitchell ...  Black Noir 17 episodes, 2019-2021
Colby Minifie ...  Ashley Barrett 14 episodes, 2019-2021
Elisabeth Shue ...  Madelyn Stillwell 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Shantel VanSanten ...  Becca Butcher 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Nneka Elliott ...  Female News Anchor / ... 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Aya Cash ...  Stormfront 8 episodes, 2020
Laila Robins ...  Grace Mallory 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Jordana Lajoie ...  Cherie 7 episodes, 2019-2020
Nicola Correia-Damude ...  Elena 7 episodes, 2019-2020

Aya Cash and Antony Starr Ask Each Other Anything

"The Boys" stars Aya Cash and Antony Starr interview each other about Season 2's most shocking scenes and share what they really thought about the finale.

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The Boys is set in a universe in which superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by a 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.

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Taglines:

Never Meet Your Heroes

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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The Seven appear to be largely inspired by DC's Justice League, with some elements from Marvel's Avengers and X-Men as well. The Homelander: The "ultimate hero" of Superman with the patriotic theme of Captain America. Queen Maeve: Warrior princess from a mythological land: Wonder Woman. Black Noir: Silent, brooding, stealthy martial artist of Batman, the mutism of Black Bolt, with a bit of G.I. Joe's silent, black-clad ninja of Snake-Eyes. The Deep: Aquatic heroes like Aquaman and The Submariner. A-Train: Speedsters like The Flash and Quicksilver. Starlight: Female hero who can control light: Dr. Light mixed with Dazzler. Naïve newcomer with light-based powers also fits X-Men's Jubilee as well. Translucent: The Fantastic Four's Invisible Woman. The Lamplighter: Marvel villain Pyro. Ezekiel: The Fantastic Four's Mr Fantastic. See more »

Quotes

Annie January: Since when did hopeful and naive become the same thing?
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2019 Movie Catch-Up! (part 2 of 2) (2019) See more »

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Wannabe
Performed by Spice Girls
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Big things for Homelander
28 October 2019 | by gemfestySee all my reviews

Can't say I recall seeing Anthony Star in any films (and I'm an Aussie) but his performance as Homelander is really something else - someone give him an award. Can't wait for next season, and more projects with Star.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.39 : 1
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