Supernatural star Jensen Ackles has joined the third season of Amazon’s The Boys.
While many fans are eagerly waiting for The Boys season two to arrive on Amazon Prime, showrunner Eric Kripke is already planning ahead for the third season after it was recently given the greenlight. Variety revealed that Supernatural star Jensen Ackles is joining the third season as a fascinating part of the mythology in The Boys. Kripke launched Supernatural starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki back in 2005, and joked in a statement that he’s aiming to give the actor “gainful employment.”
The statement also revealed Jensen Ackles will play Soldier Boy, the very first superhero developed in World War II and quickly became an American icon in the timeline of The Boys. Obviously the hero is a parody of Captain America, but in the comics by Garth Ennis he’s useless with military tactics. There’s every chance his role will be as violent and depraved as the other heroes we’ve seen so far. The Supernatural star posted a brilliant video to confirm his new role in The Boys season three. It shows the actor wondering what to do when the long-running series ends, before someone off-camera throws him the ninth volume of The Boys.
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of ‘Supernatural’ to ‘The Boys.’”
Take a look at the Jensen Ackles’ video on Instagram below.
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Here is the official synopsis for the second season of The Boys:
The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
The Boys stars Karl Urban Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Kapon, Karen Fukuhara, and Nathan Mitchell. So far, the series has added Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit for season two.
The second season of The Boys will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on September 4th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Boys season two and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!