Amazon's TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys has been a rousing success. In light of that, the studio is doubling down on the series by expanding the show's budget and cast for its upcoming second season.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who co-developed the property for television and serve as executive producers, hinted at what's to come for the sophomore season, revealing that the budget and cast has been increased to reflect the expanded scope of the story.
"They already have more resources for the second season. They’re adding more characters, the scope of the show organically grows as the show continues," Rogen told Collider. "We just watched, actually, the first episode of the second season this week. It was a wonderful thing as producers. This is way better than I ever could’ve hoped it would be."
As principal photography on the second season continues, Goldberg and Rogen noted that the returning cast now has a better idea of the tone of the overall series after watching the first season. They have adjusted their performances accordingly to better fit within the series' madcap, irreverent world.
"With a show like The Boys, especially, where the tone is so unique, for the actors to be able to watch the show and to see like, ‘Oh, that’s what it is,'" Rogen observed. "It allows them to come back completely locked into it."
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. A Season 2 premiere date has not yet been announced.