In addition to receiving great reviews from critics and Amazon Prime users alike, The Boys has officially been declared one Amazon's most binged shows of 2019, not to mention one of the platform's most-watched series of all time.
In a release, Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke described the studio's excitement regarding the show's popularity. "We are thrilled that The Boys has surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks," she said in a statement "and has become one of our most watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers."
Premiering on July 26, The Boys is based on the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. A second season of the show was announced not long after its premiere.
Series co-creator Eric Kripke also offered some insight regarding the second season. "I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper," he said. "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.”
The Boys stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad.