Everything We Know About Amazon's 'The Boys' Season 3

Who is dead? Who is on the horizon?


In its two seasons, Amazon Prime’s The Boys has quietly emerged as one of the best, savviest shows on television. Though from the outside it looks like a generic “what if superheroes were bad” narrative, it’s a devastatingly sharp critique of American corporate structures and the horrors they have wrought. (Or have… Vought… if you want to be more specific.) With a Season 2 finale that was characteristically bloody but left a lot of hanging questions, fans are clamoring for Season 3. Here’s what we know about it so far.

Has The Boys been renewed for a Season 3?

Yes! The Boys is the biggest hit Amazon has produced and it’s not letting it go. The series was renewed for a third season before the second even premiered.

What will The Boys Season 3 be about?

Showrunner Eric Kripke left plenty of open doors in the Season 2 finale, but the biggest reveal has to do with the anti-supe Congresswoman Victoria Neuman, played by Claudia Doumit. Victoria had been hovering on the sidelines throughout the season. She’s an Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez-esque politician who has been an outspoken opponent of Vought and Compound V. But, as we learn in the last bits of the Season 2 finale, she’s also a supe herself with the insane ability to blow people’s heads off. So what’s her angle here? Hard to say! But we do know that sweet Hughie (Jack Quaid) is going to work for her. What mess has he gotten himself into now? “We want people worrying about thinking about the danger Hughie is in: The poor guy is trying to fight the fight in a good way-in a legal way-and literally step one he finds himself working for a secret supe,” Kripke told Variety.

Meanwhile, Homelander’s son Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) is now in the custody of Grace Mallory (Laila Robbins) and the US government, while Homelander himself is being blackmailed by Maeve (Dominique McElligott), who threatens to release the video demonstrating how he left a plane of people to die if he goes after her or Starlight (Erin Moriarty). But do not expect Homelander to go down quietly.


Is Stormfront gone for good?

Homelander’s Nazi girlfriend Stormfront (Aya Cash) was burned to a crisp by his son in an effort to protect his mom, the wife of Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), mumbling in German on her way out. But is she gone for good? Nope. Kripke confirmed in an interview with TV Line that she’s very much still alive. “So the best poetic ending for that character is someone who so believed in some kind of pure race finds herself mutilated and having to live with it for potentially centuries felt like a fate worse than death for her,” he said. “So no, Stumpfront is not dead.” (He calls her Stumpfront.)

Will there be any new characters?

Oh, yeah. The big new addition is Supernatural star Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy, who Entertainment Weekly explains is being billed as the “original superhero.” It’s a little unclear from the reports whether he’ll appear with his team Payback in flashbacks or is just super old like Stomfront, but he’ll big a part of whatever comes next. “As we’re writing him in this, we’re getting to really talk about the history of Vought because he’s like John Wayne: He’s one of these guys that’s been around for decades of Vought history,” Kripke told Variety. “And he was Homelander before Homelander, so he’s from a different era, but he’s got the ego and the ambition-it just comes across in a different way because he’s from a different time.”

When will it premiere?

We still don’t know exactly when the new season will debut, but it is in the works. The show went back into production February 2021. The first episode on the roster is called “Payback,” which implies will be diving into the Soldier Boy plot immediately. According to Entertainment Weekly, Season 3 will also include an episode called “Herogasm” tackling an orgy plot from the comic books. Get ready for a wild ride.

Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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