As the many, many people who watched The Boys when it hit Amazon over the summer know, that show can't be topped by most when it comes to crazy, unbelievable, WTF moments. Season 1 shocked (and pleased) audiences when they saw Homelander allow a plane full of innocent people crash to their deaths, Hughie blow up a wayward Translucent, A-Train run through Hughie's girlfriend and kill her, and a female supe obliterate a man's head as she had an orgasm on his face, along with a wide variety of other insane sights.
So, it would be pretty easy to assume that The Boys has already gone as far as it could go, and that we'll be treated to similar levels of story-based bloodletting and wicked behavior when Season 2 rolls around. Well, Jack Quaid, who plays Hughie, would like us to know that they've somehow managed to seriously up their collective game for the new season. Here's what Quaid says they have in store for us:
Oh man, no one is ready for Season 2. It's just absolutely bonkers. I'll just put it this way, the scale is a lot bigger. I think we've topped season one, in terms of insane moments that make you say 'What the hell?' I've done things this season that are definite firsts for me in my career, and I probably won't do them again since. Definitely a moment... I can't give it away, but when you see it, you'll know what I'm talking about.
OK, it would be pretty easy to think that Jack Quaid is being hyperbolic when he says that Season 2 of The Boys is going to be "absolutely bonkers," but, you know, when you think about the full force lunacy that was featured in Season 1, I'd say it's more than likely that he's right on the money in his description. I mean, if Quaid is racking up more firsts after being covered in blood and gore when he blew a dude up in Season 1, there's got to be something to what he says, right?
Jack Quaid has already teased that we'll see "wilder events" in Season 2, and that The Boys also managed to go deeper with its characters the second time around, so it seems like the mostly-evil superheroes vs. vigilantes who hate them saga really will get bigger and nuttier for the second season. It should also be noted that Karl Urban called the new season "fuckin diabolical," and they've been filming for a while, so Quaid and company should have a pretty good idea of what sort of shenanigans are upcoming.
While, of course, Quaid couldn't go into any details when he spoke with Comicbook, he does seem to believe that one moment in particular will make us all pause when we see it, even more so than any of the surprising eyeball assaults we got from Season 1. The mind reels trying to come up with something bigger than what we got last season, but I do have the feeling that the long-running comic series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson is filled with plenty of twisted inspiration.
The Boys Season 2 will likely hit Amazon sometime in the summer of 2020, but no firm release date has been set just yet. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest!