Well, this is fantastic news for fans of The Boys. While Amazon Prime Video really did their best to push their new original series around San Diego Comic-Con, overall enthusiasm for it seemed to be somewhat muted. However, coming out of the con, between our own Manny Gomez talking about it non-stop, as well as countless others online, it became clear that there was something special about this show.
In short, this is a series that has been spreading by word-of-mouth. Even among the LRM Online staff, I’ve seen the Garth Ennis adaptation spread like a damn germ (in the best way possible, of course).
Now, the streamer is reporting that the show is doing incredibly well for them.
“I’m so beyond thrilled with the response to Season 1. And mainly, it’s made me get my ass in gear and work even harder on Season 2,” executive producer Eric Kripke said. “I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper. A more intense, more insane, more wrenching, more character-driven season. It’s my one and only goal to make Season 2 even better than Season 1.”
I’m sure this is a huge relief for all parties involved, as the show was renewed for a second season ahead of its release online, meaning they were really banking on it.
“We are thrilled that The Boys have surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most-watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “This creates great momentum and excitement for us as we get ready for season two.”
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SOURCE: Den of Geek
Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.