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After what feels like an eternity of waiting for concrete news about The Boys Season 2, Amazon finally unveiled when fans will finally be able to see new episodes of the dark superhero dramedy. While it's unfortunate that we have to wait until September to see The Seven's triumphant (and extremely bloody) return, creator Eric Kripke did his due diligence in getting me all the more pumped up for Season 2 with an explicit message while sharing a video featuring the first three minutes of the upcoming premiere episode.

Because this is The Boys we're talking about, it would be mildly impossible to get people hyped about it without getting explicit. So of course Eric Kripke got F-bomb happy in a tweet when noting the pride he feels about making Season 2 a reality.

I'm so fucking proud of Season 2. Deeper & weirder than the first one. See for yourself! This opening sequence is just the beginning. Can't WAIT for you to watch. #HoldOntoYourDicksAndVaginas

Anybody familiar with Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys comic series fully expected a lot of the chaotic insanity and ultra-violent superheroics that Season 1 delivered to streaming audiences, but the way Eric Kripke and the rest of the show's creative team brought it all to life was still nothing short of amazing. (The limited eight-episode set-up definitely helped to eliminate excess fluff.) As such, there's no lack of excitement about the idea that Season 2 will somehow make this complicated and unpredictable tale even wilder, with new characters and more fucked-up situations than The Deep can shake his stick at. (Dolphin rim shot.)

Below, you can check out Eric Kripke's full tweet, which also features the video of The Boys' opening minutes of Season 2, complete with the return of Better Call Saul's Giancarlo Esposito as Vought International's CEO Stan Edgar, who made his debut in the first season's finale. Check it out!

The footage in that video may be familiar to anyone who watched The Boys' livestream on June 26, which is where the Season 2 release date was revealed. But for everyone who didn't tune into the livestream, how awesome was that? I'm pretty sure Black Noir got as much screen time in that clip than the character did in all of Season 1. It was previously stated that he'll have a more prominent role in Season 2, so it's cool that the writers seemingly address that issue early on.

While there was no sign of Homelander's eye-lasers burning holes into innocent people's heads, and ripping other's faces in half. it's quite possible we would have seen that very thing happen if another minute of footage had been shared, though. Never underestimate the power of a superhero scorned.

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The Boys Season 2 will finally arrive for Amazon subscribers and fans everywhere on Friday, September 4, 2020. But take note that only the first three episodes will be available at launch, with future episodes releasing weekly. While waiting, head to our Summer 2020 TV premiere schedule to see what new and returning shows are on the way.