The upcoming third season of Amazon’s The Boys is set to adapt one of the most shocking aspects of the The Boys comic book series. And according to actor Jensen Ackles, it will be every bit as shocking as fans were hoping.
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During a recent panel for the series at SXSW, Ackles teased the adaptation of the spin-off miniseries Herogasm, a story that sees the Vought superheroes lie to the public about needing to go off into space to fight aliens, when really they just travel to a secret island in order to have a massive orgy. While Ackles didn’t go into any details, he did tell a story about talking with a cameraman about the scenes.
“I think everybody knows that they somehow managed to tackle Herogasm this season,” said Ackles. “How we did that I will not say, but…holy sh*t! I’ll give you just a little story. I walked on set, not to say that I was in a particular scene, or whatever. But I was working that day and I walked up to our camera operator who was eating a sandwich outside of set, he had his mask down on his face and I said ‘Hey man, what’s going on? How’s it going in there?’ and he goes ‘Man, I’ve seen some sh*t today!’ And I was just like ‘Oh! Oh no!’ So yeah! Good times.”
Here’s Jensen with a reminder that Herogasm is gonna come hard and fast. Exactly three months before your eyeballs are never the same. pic.twitter.com/i7zV2muz0Q
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This isn’t the first time that The Boys has teased the adaptation of Herogasm, with showrunner Erik Kripke noting last year that the dailies he’s seen for the shoots were some of the craziest he had ever seen in his entire career. The team behind The Boys doesn’t seem afraid to dive into some of the raunchier moments from the comic book, but it remains to be seen how exactly they will tackle this memorable storyline.
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The Amazon Studios series stars Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Karl Urban along with Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, and Nathan Mitchell. Claudia Doumit and Colby Minifie have both been upped to series regulars for Season 3 and are being joined by Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles as the infamous Soldier Boy and Katia Winter as Little Nina.
Also joining Season 3 are Miles Gaston Villaneuva (Law & Order True Crime) as Supersonic, Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints) as Gunpowder, Nick Wechsler (Revenge) as Blue Hawk, and Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) as Crimson Countess.
Season 1 and Season 2 are available for streaming on Prime Video.