The Boys Adds Goran Visnjic & Claudia Doumit for Season 2 Roles
Deadline reports two new additions have been made to The Boys cast for season 2 of the Amazon Prime Video original. Goran Visnjic and Claudia Doumit, both of the series Timeless (the previous TV effort from executive producer Eric Kripke), have signed on for recurring roles.
Visnjic will take on the role of Alistair Adana, described as “the charismatic and shadowy leader of a mysterious church,” a seemingly new character for the series not found in the comics. Doumit will play Victoria Neuman, described as “a young wunderkind congresswoman,” another new character but one whose origin likely stems from the comics’ often political leanings.
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 is expected to retain most of the comic’s (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
The series stars Karl Urban (Star Trek, Judge Dredd) as Billy Butcher, the ringleader of the vigilantes who risk it all to go against a group of all-powerful characters, with Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Jennifer Esposito as CIA agent Susan L. Rayner, and Karen Fukuhara as the Female. Elisabeth Shue co-stars in the series alongside Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell.
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 is already available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.