Jensen Ackles announced on his Instagram that he’ll be joining the cast of Amazon’s superhero series The Boys for the upcoming third season.
The synopsis for the second season is as follows:
The new season will find The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie and Kimiko try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront, a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes centre stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalise on the nation’s paranoia.
Jensen Ackles, mainly known for his portrayal of Dean Winchester on CW’s Supernatural, will be playing the role of Soldier Boy aka the original superhero, who fought in World War II, and he became the first super celebrity and a mainstay of American culture for decades.
Showrunner Eric Kripke released a statement about the casting of Ackles, saying:
When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first superhero, he’ll bring so much humour, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.
The Boys was recently renewed for a third season a few weeks ago, and we’re still a few weeks out from having the second season premiere on Amazon Prime. It’ll be interesting to see if/when Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be confirmed to star in season 3 and if we’ll get a Winchester reunion between him and Ackles or not.
The main cast of the second season includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Aya Cash, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford and Nathan Mitchell.
Guest stars for the upcoming season include Patton Oswalt, Claudia Doumit, Goran Visnijc, Malcolm Barrett, Colby Minifie, Shantel VanSanten, Cameron Crovetti, PJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito.
The second season of The Boys will premiere on Amazon Prime on the 4th September 2020.