The second season of The Boys finds Homelander increasing his authoritarian control of Vought, with reflections of real-world agendas throughout.
In hiding, Hughie, Mother’s Milk, Frenchie, and Kimiko try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront, a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
|The Big Ride||With Butcher still missing, Hughie, Mother's Milk, Frenchie, and Kimiko are now fugitives, and Homelander and Vought are more powerful than ever. But just as the Boys are about to leave the country, they are pulled back into the fray.||September 4, 2020||2X01
|Proper Preparation and Planning||Butcher is back with the Boys, but tensions flare with Hughie. Homelander spends quality time with his new "family." Starlight and Stormfront bond at a press junket and the Boys hunt down a supe terrorist, with a startling identity.||September 4, 2020||2X02
|Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men||The Boys take to the high seas to safeguard their prisoner. Homelander plays house, then pushes Ryan over the edge. Starlight is forced to make an impossible choice. Stormfront reveals her true character.||September 4, 2020||2X03
|Nothing Like It in the World||Road trip! The Boys head to North Carolina to follow a lead on a mysterious Supe named Liberty. And did you know a person’s choice of candy bars might tell you if they’re a serial killer? Watch and learn the warning signs! This episode could save your life!||September 11, 2020||2X04
|We Gotta Go Now||VoughtStudios is pleased to announce that filming has begun on #DawnOfTheSeven. 12 years of VCU movies have led to this. If you like movies about One Hero, you’ll love a movie about Seven Heroes. Introducing newest member @RealStormfront! See how the legend began! In theaters Summer 2021!||September 18, 2020||2X05
|The Bloody Doors Off||When The Boys and Starlight follow a lead to Vought's mysterious Sage Grove Center, they find one of Vought's darkest secrets - and someone even darker from their past. Meanwhile Homelander and Stormfront's relationship deepens.||September 25, 2020||2X06
|Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker||To help Victoria Neuman make a case against Vought, Mallory and The Boys look to an unlikely source for answers. Hughie gets terrifying news about Starlight. Meanwhile, Homelander and Stormfront further their master plan for Compound V.||October 2, 2020||2X07
|What I Know||Becca shows up on Butcher's doorstep and begs for his help. The Boys agree to back Butcher, and together with Starlight, they finally face off against Homelander and Stormfront. But things go very bad, very fast.||October 9, 2020||2X08
- According to Eric Kripke, the second season focuses on real world issues of white supremacy, systemic racism, and white nationalism.
- The prop department built a 40-foot long 11-foot high exploding whale for one of the scenes; there was no CGI in the scene.
- Homelander struggles with the absence of Madelyn Stillwell.
- This culminates with Homelander drinking a bottle of Stillwell's milk.
- This season marks the first appearances of Stormfront, Victoria Neuman, Cindy, Lamplighter (poster only on Season One), Love Sausage, Kenji Miyashiro , Eagle the Archer and many more.
- This is the first season to release episodes weekly after releasing its first 3 episodes.
- Additional social commentary at the end includes; the fall of 4 of The Seven (Lamplighter, Deep, Stormfront, and A-Train) as Hughie emerges a humble, heroic anti-hero in the last scene. Starlight points out that Hughie, even without the Vought-type branding, has more integrity, loyalty, compassion, unconditional love, perseverance- hero-like character traits- than any of the Seven. Often the everyday person is the hero - just as Homelander says to the crowds, “You’re the real heroes!”
Behind the Scenes
- "The BoysRenewed for Season 2 at Amazon Ahead of Series Premiere" TVLine July 19 2019
- Official Amazon Summary
- Comic-Con@Home 2020