Ever since it was first announced that Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles would be taking on the role of Soldier Boy in Amazon’s third season of The Boys, fans have eagerly awaited the full reveal of the new villainous character. While we still have yet to see Soldier Boy’s Supe costume, Ackles did share a new behind-the-scenes photo today from the set of Season 3, teasing part of his new look. Creator Eric Kripke also shared the BTS photo, telling fans to “buckle up” as we prepare for the arrival of Soldier Boy. You can check out both posts and the new photo below!
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
The series stars Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Karl Urban along with Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell. Claudia Doumit and Colby Minifie have both been upped to series regulars for Season 3 and are being joined by Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles as the infamous Soldier Boy and Katia Winter as Little Nina.
The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
Season 1 and Season 2 are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.