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'The Boys' renewed for second season by Amazon

The Boys renewed for second season by Amazon

Amazon has given a second season order to "The Boys" ahead of the show's premiere next week.

The series, based on comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, has been developed by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, the story follows a "group of vigilantes known informally as 'The Boys,' who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty."

The first season of the show premiered on Amazon Prime Video on July 26.

It stars an ensemble cast of Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Elisabeth Shue, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T Usher, Chace Crawford and Nathan Mitchell.

According to Deadline, 'You're the Worst' star Aya Cash has been cast in the second season as the villainous Stormfront. A reincarnated Viking spirit, Stormfront is portrayed in the comics as a virulent racist and active supporter of Nazi political ideologies.

In the books, the character is a member of the team Payback alongside characters like Tek Knight and Soldier Boy.

With the appearance of a character like Stormfront, fans certainly don't need to worry about the show toning down its brash sensibilities any time soon.

Kripke, best known for creating popular TV series 'Supernatural', is serving as the showrunner on "The Boys", while Rogen and Goldberg are the directors.

The trio have also executive produced the show alongside Neal H Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty and James Weaver.

The Boys comic ran from 2006 to 2012 with 72 issues before being canceled due to its mature, often controversial material.

It's not clear how much of the comics will be covered in Season 1, but there's certainly a lot to pull from for Season 2 and beyond.

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