Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

Amazon has already renewed 'The Boys' for a second season

The superheroes-gone-bad show has a bright future on Prime Video.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
July 21, 2019
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Araya Diaz/WireImage

Amazon is apparently confident The Boys will prove a hit -- so confident that it's committing to more before the Prime Video show is even available. The company has renewed its ugly-side-of-superheroes production for a second season days ahead of the series' July 26th premiere. On top of this, Amazon has confirmed that Aya Cash from You're the Worst will take on the role of Stormfront, the most powerful member of Payback (a spoof of the Avengers) and a "diabolical" character.

This isn't the most aggressive Amazon has been when renewing a show. It ordered a second season of Jack Ryan months before the first arrived, and asked for a third season of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel half a year before the second season was available. It's nonetheless a big vote of confidence, and an achievement for a show that's the exact opposite of family-friendly. Productions clearly don't need to be squeaky clean to receive Amazon's early seal of approval.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

Presenting the Best of CES 2021 winners!

View
ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021

ICYMI: More gadget highlights from CES 2021

View
Canon made a site that lets you 'take photos' from a real satellite

Canon made a site that lets you 'take photos' from a real satellite

View
Netflix buys Gal Gadot's spy thriller 'Heart of Stone'

Netflix buys Gal Gadot's spy thriller 'Heart of Stone'

View
Alphabet's next moonshot: protect the ocean

Alphabet's next moonshot: protect the ocean

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr