How do you stop a legion of xenophobic, authoritarian crusaders? If you are The Boys from the Amazon series The young, the answer is … violence. Just violence.
Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s acclaimed comic is a pitch-black satire of a world in which the military-industrial complex has merged with popular culture to transform murderous comic heroes into social media stars. Not so unusual! And in the last trailer for The young In the second season, due to be released in September, we get an impression of how uncontrolled capitalist fascism continues to get out of control. Somehow showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural) has room for jokes.
Season 2 features ex-CIA agent Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and his thug team fleeing The Seven, this world version of the Justice League. Led by Superman-style Homelander (Anthony Starr). The seven are supported by a Vought International, a conglomerate that secretly produces a serum to provide normal people with superpowers. Vought and Homelander̵
The trailer highlights one of The Boys’ new enemies and reasons why extreme tactics might be the only solution to this conflict. Stormfront, played by You are the worst Star Aya Cash can fly, strike like there is no tomorrow, and lightning can shoot out of her hands. We see her running Homelander for his money, which the bloodthirsty narcissist or The Boys shouldn’t like. She is also greedy for power and ready to kill to advance her agenda. It fits The Seven exactly.
The preview ends with a scene in which Butcher and his crew bump into a whale summoned by The Deep (Chace Crawford) and promise to get it as dark as possible. The young still has a sense of humor. The audience is clearly here because of Kipke’s devastating sense of humor: at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the series officially received the green light for season three.
But season 2 first. The young returns on September 4 with a premiere in three episodes, followed by weekly new episodes every Friday.