The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke has revealed why the second season of the Amazon series will be released weekly instead of all at once.
Since Netflix began producing its own original content, the general model for series produced for streaming services has been to release the series all at once for viewers to watch. While the practice is still the norm, several streaming services have attempted to move away from this format which most notably includes the Disney Plus series, The Mandalorian. But now The Boys has been added to this roster.
Earlier this year it was revealed that the second season of The Boys would be released on a weekly schedule instead of all at once. Some had assumed that this was an attempt by Amazon to pad out its content. While speaking to Collider, however, Eric Kripke revealed that it was actually the producers who wanted to do this and not Amazon:
“The airing schedule came actually when we were pretty close to being done – probably 3/4ths of the way through post-production. For the record, it didn’t come from Amazon. It came from the producers… we’re the ones who pitched them. A lot of people over there were actually reluctant because it was a new idea, or they don’t do it that often. We really wanted it and Amazon ended up agreeing that they’d give it a try.”
What do you all make of Eric Kripke’s words? Would you rather have seen The Boys be released all at once on Amazon? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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 premiered on Amazon Prime Video on September 4th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on The Boys and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.