The brilliant first season of Amazon's The Boys was a violent whirlwind of action and subversive superheroics, but streaming viewers who hadn't read the comics might be shocked to discover there were some extreme elements that got completely left out of the TV adaptation. One of the biggest absences was definitely that of Billy Butcher's loyally vicious dog Terror, but fans can take comfort in knowing the four-legged beast has been confirmed to get his day of reckoning in Season 2, which is supposedly even better than Season 1.
The Boys star Karl Urban, who would presumably have more scenes with Terror than anyone else, confirmed the comic favorite's inclusion in Season 2 while speaking at a recent fan fest. In his words:
It's understandable that the crowd at C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) didn't immediately start barking and humping the legs of everyone nearby, since that would have been a pretty frightening experience for all involved. But the excitement was definitely there for everyone who spent Season 1 scratching their heads and wondering where Butcher's bulldog was hiding.
For a bit of background, Terror shows up in The Boys comic book right from the start and cements his place as one of the most memorable super-pets (so to speak) in the medium. Amazingly enough, Terror keeps things friendly with everyone in the hero-hating group, but those who get in his way usually come away missing at least a chunk of skin.
Of course, Terror isn't motivated only by violence. He's also quite the loving dog, in a manner of speaking. At Butcher's discretion,Terror will get sexual with anything he's commanded to...anything. So if you thought that The Boys Season 1 featured a disturbing lack of CGI dogs dry-humping antagonists and/or inanimate objects, everything is coming around in Season 2.
This isn't the first time that the subject of Terror has come up, of course. Following the release of Season 1, a subsection of the fandom questioned the bulldog's absence, and creator Eric Kripke had some good news at the time, though it was the kind of update that could have easily gotten reversed in the many months between then and now. Speaking with EW at the time, Kripke explained why Season 1 skipped out on the character and then promised fans a Terror-centered episode.
Here's hoping that Eric Kripke found the most comfortable way imaginable to work with animals, so that fans might actually see Terror for more than just a single Season 2 installment. Assuming, of course, that he didn't already hump everything into oblivion in his first episode. He might have some competition in that respect, with Chace Crawford's The Deep harboring his own perversions.
The Boys may already be trying to loop a Walking Dead star in for Season 3, but it doesn't yet have a release date for Season 2 set. That said, fans can watch the first trailer and expect to see it hitting Amazon at some point this summer or fall. Gather your dog collars and leashes, and check out everything else that's hitting streaming and linear TV soon with our Winter and Spring premiere schedule.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
Thank you for signing up to CinemaBlend. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.