When we last left The Boys, Homelander’s (Anthony Starr) political dabbling was humming along and Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) had a terminal illness. Two years and a new spin-off later, Homelander’s supercharging of a presidential campaign continues to be a dark mirror of the US political climate and Butcher looks to desperately reckon with his diagnosis.

The official trailer sees Butcher considering something very much like the X-Men legacy virus — a biological solution that can kill the series’ supes. There’s plenty of carnage, some teeing up of weighty, consequential moments, someone’s skull apparently spewing bubbles when cleaved with a hatchet, a Butcher standoff with Black Noir, and even a chicken chest-burster.

The next season of The Boys debuts on June 13th on Amazon Prime Video. Besides Urban and Starr, returning actors include Jack Quaid, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, and Karen Fukuhara. New to the show are Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who, in my headcanon, will be reprising his Watchmen role as The Comedian).


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