Timeless heartthrob and ER veteran Goran Visnjic has joined the cast of The Boys for Season 2.
Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), Amazon’s series offers a dark, irreverent take on the genre, asking the question of what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good.
As popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the corrupt, immoral truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages the team of famous heroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets.
Renewed for a second season before the first had even aired, the show has been met with a broadly positive reception since its debut this summer. Amazon, meanwhile, isn’t wasting any time in moving ahead on Season 2, with Visnjic and fellow Timeless alumna Claudia Doumit signing up for recurring roles.
Visnjic will play Alistair Adana, the “charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church”, reports Deadline, while Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, a “young wunderkind” congresswoman.
Malcolm Barrett will also be returning as Seth Reed, a marketing exec at Vought who had his own run-in with one of The Seven. Other returning cast members also include Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Chace Crawford, and Elizabeth Shue.
The casting marks a reunion for Doumit and Visnjic, who both worked with showrunner Eric Kripke on Timeless.
Amazon renews The Boys for Season 2
21st July 2019
Amazon’s latest original series, The Boys, hasn’t been released yet, but it has already been renewed for Season 2.
Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Happy!), the series promises a dark, irrelevant take on the genre. As popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good? It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven, and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages this team of famous heroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets.
The Boys are Billy Butcher (Karl Urban, Star Trek), Hughie (Jack Quaid, The Hunger Games), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso, Detroit), Frenchie (Tomer Capon, Hostages), and The Female (Karen Fukuhara, Suicide Squad). Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) guest stars as Hughie’s father.
The Seven are led by Homelander (Antony Starr, Banshee) who is joined by Starlight (Erin Moriarty, Captain Fantastic), Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott, House of Cards), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence), The Deep (Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell, Supernatural). Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) stars as Madelyn Stillwell, Vought’s Senior VP of Hero Management.
The Boys was developed by showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural), who also serves as writer, executive producer and directed Season 1’s finale (the pilot episode was directed by Dan Trachtenberg).
Amazon has already dropped all manner of trailers and teasers for the show, including a behind-the-scenes video. When it came to this year’s Comic-Con, then, the online giant surprised everyone by announcing a new surprise: an early order for a second season. Amazon also revealed that Aya Cash will join the show for its sophomore run.
Season 1 premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 26th July. Watch this space for our review coming soon.
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