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09 October 2020 20:34

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The Boys season 3: Everything we know so far

Short of digging into Vought HQ and rifling through its vault of secrets, this is as close to the definitive take on The Boys season 3 as you're going to get. We've got exclusive quotes from some of the actors set to star in the upcoming season, plus a look at when the show will start filming – and what that could mean for the chances of you watching The Boys in 2021. Plus, after some digging and detective work, there's some even more real diabolical stuff within: a new Supe, what to expect from the Seven moving forward, a look at the next Big Bad on the block, and how real-world events could impact The Boys season 3 – both in front of and behind the camera. The Boys season 2, meanwhile, filmed across July 2019 to November 2019, and streamed on Amazon Prime in September 2020 – a gap of 10 months later. If the filming listing is correct and things do end in August, that could be bad news for The Boys season 3 release date landing in 2021.

On the Supe side of things, there's Homelander (Antony Starr), Maeve (Dominique McElligott), Starlight (Erin Moriarty), A-Train (Jessie Usher), and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) forming the Seven. Outside of that, the biggest name – and someone likely to get a promotion to series regular on The Boys season 3 cast – is Claudia Doumit's Congresswoman Victoria Neuman. One confirmed new addition to The Boys season 3 cast is Soldier Boy, a Supe who is essentially a twisted take on Captain America. Again, we're going to have to go by previous years to tease out details for this one in the absence of any hard and fast information about The Boys season 3 – at least, in terms of footage. The Boys season 3 story: Sex, Supes, and (probably) more head explosions Not least of all season 3, which has to deal with characters going their separate ways, new alliances being formed – and some not surviving at all.

Our Boys season 2 ending explainer has a meaty breakdown on what everything in the eighth and final episode means for the Amazon Prime series in season 3, though we can also expect plenty of focus on Victoria Neuman. Helpfully, we also pressed both Victoria Neuman actor Claudia Doumit and Black Noir actor Nathan Mitchell on what we can expect from their respective characters in the third season – which should serve as a nice appetiser until we find out more concrete aspects of The Boys season 3 story. Also, I'm very excited to see her fuck some shit up, blow some heads up," Doumit said of what she hopes to see from Neuman in the third season. While announcing its renewal, Amazon's co-head of television Vernon Sanders said: "Eric Kripke and the incredible cast of The Boys continue to deliver a wild and action-packed series full of surprises and can't-miss moments that have made the series a global hit. "We couldn't be more excited to see where Eric takes The Boys and the supes in season three." The Boys season 2 finale spoilers follow - including its ending.

At the end of a bloody, x-rated and (literally) mind-blowing second season of The Boys, Vought International is very much still standing and (we think) there's another big bad to be worrying about. With the boys and Starlight in the dark too, they all set the wheels in motion to lure Stormfront and Homelander away from their secret hideaway in order to nab Ryan back. With Stormfront still alive – and, you know, the knowledge that she seems indestructible and immune to ageing – we have every reason to expect that she'll be making a return at some point in season three. The Boys season 3 will introduce Supernatural star as Soldier Boy. Here's what we know about him and his team called Payback. After finishing up its second season arc involving Aya Cash's Nazi "superhero" Stormfront and all the alt-right trolling that came with her, season 3, currently in pre-production, will tackle the history of Vought in America and how the world of The Boys got to its present moment.

With Supernatural ending a 15-season run, one of its stars, Jensen Ackles, is re-teaming with showrunner Eric Kripke on his R-rated superhero satire for Amazon, playing this hero we heard a few things about over the course of season 2. "One of the reasons that we're getting into Soldier Boy [in season 3] and that team, Payback, is we're interested in exploring a little bit of how we got here. On the show, Soldier Boy is pegged as the original superhero and his team, Payback, "was the Seven before the Seven," Kripke says. A statue of Soldier Boy, one with the engravings "1910-1982" and "True American," is seen towards the back of Stormfront and Homelander's rally in season 2's seventh episode. Moving into season 3, Kripke notes, "We will be exploring the history of that team and all the members in it." Doing so will allow the writers to shed light on the show's present, which saw Stormfront, a surviving Nazi, able to manipulate the masses towards alt-right extremism.

Though the crew still doesn't have a firm start date for when production might begin on season 3 in Toronto, given all the unknowns around the COVID-19 environment, Kripke says costume designer Laura Jean Shannon already began construction on Soldier Boy's costume, as well as "a couple of other suits that we're going to be seeing in season 3." Kripke knows his fellow Supernatural executive producer Robert Singer would probably call for his head if he cast Ackles on The Boys before the CW hit was ready to wrap. When it came time to cast Soldier Boy, Ackles wasn't on Kripke's initial radar for the part. "I'm really excited to work with Jensen Ackles," Moriarty tells EW in reacting to the casting news during a shoot for The Boys digital cover. SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the second season of "The Boys," now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. At the end of the eight-episode season of Amazon Prime Video's superhero and vigilante drama, Stormfront (Aya Cash), who had been revealed to be a member of the Nazi party now out to preach about white genocide in modern day, was burned to a crisp and had lost her limbs after Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) couldn't control his powers and struck out when his mother was in peril. But in the final moments of the second season finale, the true perpetrator was revealed to be Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit), who was a secret superhero. Here, Kripke talks with Variety about finding a way to finally take down Stormfront, Butcher's (Karl Urban) reasoning behind how he handled Ryan, and what to expect from Soldier Boy in Season 3. Season 3 will also introduce Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) to the show. This year, Stormfront also had secrets revealed throughout the season — that she was a Nazi, but also that she was seemingly immortal as one of the first people to take Compound V.