Since it arrived on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, The Boys has become one of TV’s must-watch shows.
Following the conclusion of season 2 in October 2020, fans have been eagerly awaiting the show’s next batch of episodes.
But just what do we know about The Boys season 3 and its Amazon Prime Video return.
*Spoilers ahead for The Boys season 2*
The Boys season 3 on Amazon Prime Video
Season 3 of The Boys was announced by Amazon on July 19th, 2020, two months before season 2 even started.
The upcoming instalment promises to be explosive after Billy Butcher’s wife, Becca, was killed (for real this time) in the season 2 finale which could very well see Butcher go even further off the rails than before,
On the other side of the divide, Vought and Homelander were rocked by the death of Stormfront and will need some new recruits to get the Seven back up to full capacity.
The Boys season 3 release date
The release date for The Boys season 3 has not been announced at the time of writing.
However, if we take a look at the show’s previous release dates and season 3’s filming schedule, we can get some idea of when the new instalment might arrive.
Between seasons 1 and 2, there was a gap of 14 months and if there was a similar wait between season 2 and 3 then, in theory, it should arrive in December 2021.
However, the filming schedule for season 3, which was delayed in part thanks to Covid-19, would suggest otherwise.
The Boys season 3 filming schedule
Filming on the Boys season 3 began in February 2021 and is scheduled to continue until September 2021 which would make the potential December release date a little ambitious.
If we look at The Boys’ second season, filming concluded in November 2019 only for the season itself to be released in September 2020, that’s a gap of 10 months for post-production to take place.
If there’s a similar wait for season 3 then it could be as late as July 2022 before Billy Butcher’s next adventure begins.
New cast members for season 3
As production on season 3 of The Boys has been ongoing, several new cast members have been announced.
The biggest of these is Jensen Ackles who in June, was revealed to be playing the character Soldier Boy, a parody of Marvel’s Captain America.
The former Supernatural star will be joined in season 3 by Katia Winter as Little Nina and Laurie Holden as Crimson Countess.
Meanwhile, Miles Gaston, Sean Patrick Flanery and Nick Wechsler were announced by EW as playing ner arrivals Supersonic, Gunpowder and Blue Hawk.
The Boys season 3 is awaiting a release date while seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.