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Published on August 17th, 2020 | by gareth

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We Talk Season 2 Of The Boys With The Cast And Creative Talent Of The Hit Amazon Prime Series And Preview The First Three Episodes

Recently I took part in a series of groups interviews for the upcoming Season 2 release of The Boys on Amazon Prime. Aside from seeing the first three episodes of the new season, I got to ask questions of the cast and creative. Since we were asked not to run the full interviews; Rev at KISW FM where I do segments edited out the other questions so only mine were asked.

The interviews are as follows.

Aya Cash who Plays Stormfront and Antony Starr Who Plays Homelander.

Giancarlo Espositio

Karen Fukuhara who plays Female and she is with Tomer Capon who plays Frenchie

Jack Quaid who plays Hughie and he is with Erin Moriarty who plays Starlite

Karl Urban who plays Billy Butcher and Laz Alonso who plays Mother’s Milk

Chace Crawford who plays The Deep and Jessie T Usher who plays A-Train

Showrunner Eric Kripke.

Season 2 of the hit Amazon Prime Series The Boys arrives on September 4th and I got the chance to see the first three episodes.

The Boys find themselves rudderless with the disappearance of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), and Hughie (Jack Quaid) finds himself conflicted over his mission and his feelings for Starlite (Erin Moriarty); which leads to even more tension.

Things are not great for the 7 as Homelander (Antony Starr); becomes more controlling and unstable and the arrival of a new member to the team in the form of Stormfront (Aya Cash)’ drives him further over the edge as he believes he should have the final say in the membership of The 7.

At the same time The Deep (Chace Crawford); is deeply depressed as he has been reassigned to Ohio and finds himself lost and a largely forgotten individual.

Combine that with new threats to the 7, internal conflicts, and A-Train having some real issues the road ahead looks to be some very compelling viewing.

New threats and developments arise which put the Boys and The Seven on a collision course but there are so many new wrinkles added that greatly enhance the characters and show. The arrival of Stormfront takes the show to a new level. The character is male in the comics yet female in the show and this creates a very big blow to Homelander’s ego as this is a strong and confident character that is not intimidated by him and will not back down. The fact that she has some secrets of her own also sets the stage well for the rest of the season.

There were so many great moments in the first three episodes that it was at times hard to believe that it was only three episodes as the show packs itself with great moments without sacrificing the narrative or character development.

One of my biggest issues with many streaming series is that it seems that 6 episodes worth of content are spread out over 10 episodes and leave lots of filler and unnecessary storylines that detract rather than add to the story and cause it to drag in places.

The Boys is a very solid exception to that as the show is packed with well-developed, complicated, and interesting characters who evolve over the show and enough action, dark humor, and compelling storylines to make it a must watch.

(Updated)

In a “Tamron Hall” exclusive interview, cast members Aya Cash, Jessie T. Usher, Erin Moriarty, Karen Fukuhara and Laz Alonso from Amazon Prime’s hit series “The Boys” joined the Friday, October 9 show to discuss the second season of the series and how the popular superhero show relates to today’s world.

 

On preparing for the role of Starlight and her #MeToo storyline, Erin Moriarty explained:

“After I booked it, our showrunner Eric Kripke…he called me and he said, ‘Please read the graphic novel because our universe is based on that and it’s so fun. But please also understand that…we’re doing our own thing with it and we’re going to make sure that the women, especially Starlight – who in the graphic novel is more of a love interest to Hughie than she is kind of her own independent entity – we’re going to make sure that she’s as empowered as she possibly could be.’” Moriarty continued, “I think the thing about Starlight is, when you meet her, you kind of think that you’re going to pigeon-hole her into this ingenue, naive, hyper-earnest young women when in reality she goes through, like you said, a #MeToo situation and she ends up really coming out of it a stronger person.”

 

On her character Stormfront and the ugly reality of social media, Aya Cash said:

“She’s a real villain. There’s no part of her that I’m like, ‘No, but she’s really soft and lovely inside.’ She has a heart full of acid and it’s scary and it’s the way that our world works these days and social media and us – we’re all guilty of retweeting or posting things we haven’t researched and it’s a very dangerous time to be uninformed.”

 

On his character Mother’s Milk, Laz Alonso shared:

“Mother’s Milk’s character holds a mirror up and shows us that, in the effort to rectify a wrong, we can’t forget and become the wrong because we run the risk of being just as evil as what we’re fighting.”

 

Later, the stars of TLC’s ‘I Love A Mama’s Boy’ Kelly and her son Matt joined the show to discuss their relationship and addressed Tamron’s questions about what it’s like for Matt to date with his mom by his side.

 

On Matt’s decision to go lingerie shopping with his mother to buy a gift for his girlfriend:

“I knew that mom would have a good opinion. You know, I talk to her about Kim (Matt’s girlfriend) and I not having that intimacy like we used to when we started dating and, you know, the fact that we do live in the house with mom. And so I thought she would be able to help us maybe spice things up a little bit. I go to her for everything so for me it wasn’t uncomfortable for me to suggest that she goes along. Plus, I know if she doesn’t go along she’ll probably get her feelings hurt a little bit so it was a win-win.”

 

On whether Kelly’s approval is the end-all-be-all for Matt when it comes to the fate of his romantic relationships:

“It is a big deal, you know, you gotta meet mom and if mom doesn’t approve it will not go very far. For me, this is family, this is what you do and mom’s gonna be part of it. So, I don’t know. For me, it’s hard to visualize a future with someone if they can’t really accept that.”

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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