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Amazon's The Boys renewed for season 2

The Boys are all set to come back… before they've officially arrived. 

Amazon Studios announced during its San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel for The Boys, the forthcoming television adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series of the same name, that the show has been renewed for a second season (via The Hollywood Reporter). 

Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, executive producers of The Boys, and several members of the series' cast were in attendance at the presentation where the early renewal announcement took place. The way-in-advance pick-up comes a week prior to The Boys' premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, July 26. 

Another juicy tidbit from The Boys panel at SDCC 2019 was the news that You're the Worst actress Aya Cash will climb aboard the cast — which includes Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Jack Quaid as "Wee" Hughie Campbell, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, and Karen Fukuhara as Female — on season 2 as the superhero Stormfront. Cash was previously in talks to join the show, but her involvement wasn't confirmed until the con. 

Set in a world where superheroes are not only real but are also put on pedestals by the public, The Boys follows, well, the Boys — a group of guys (and one girl) who look to uncover the dark truth of the Seven, a band of superheroes who aren't nearly as squeaky-clean as everyone thinks they are, and the Vought conglomerate that owns and protects them. 

It's a unique premise for sure, and one that offers some subversion to the superhero-saturated film and television arenas of late. That Amazon has already shown faith in the series by renewing it for a second season before a single episode has even aired is incredibly promising. 

The Boys will drop the first episode of its first season one week from the time of this writing. Check back with Looper for an update on when The Boys season 2 will arrive.