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A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
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Who Could "The Boys" Offend in Season 2?

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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
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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, who ensures that they are properly 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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Sci-Fi

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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 »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The show had to tone down the sex, drugs and profanity, which were all more graphic in the comics. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Reasons to Binge The Boys (2019) See more »

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Wannabe
Performed by Spice Girls
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Definitly one of the best series this year
26 July 2019 | by juliankammuellerSee all my reviews

First it's just a very interesting take on the whole superhero genre. But there's also a lot more. Great actors, great storyline and very nice picture. I guess for me it's the best superhero series yet, followed by Titans and Umbrella Academy.


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