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Laz Alonso promises The Boys season 3 will be darker, bloodier

Actor Laz Alonso from Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys has shared important details about the upcoming third season

Harshita Alok Sharma
Apr 28, 2021
 
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When have we ever disliked a little mess on The Boys? The first two seasons of the show have successfully entertained audiences by providing a twist on the classic superhero trope, laden with humour and a fair bit of violence. According to actor Laz Alonso, the Amazon Prime Video series is knee deep in the production of episodes for season three.

Alonso, who plays Marvin ‘Mother’s’ Milk or MM on the show, also revealed that creator Eric Kripke will guarantee that each season is only going to get darker than the previous one. What else seems to be on the third season’s agenda is delving into the roots of the story which is based on the comic books of the same name.

The Boys is also set to star Supernatural alum Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy in season three. This character is the first popular superhero in the comics and has also fought in World War II. Alsonso, in an interview with Collider, revealed that Ackles’ character led Kripke to “not only bring in a character historically who’s pretty dark, but it also makes all of the other ensemble Supes darker as well”.

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A still from The Boys - season two.

When a bunch of superheroes are up against a lot of morally dubious rival superheroes, violence just has to be on the table. The Boys has kept onscreen gore-lovers more than happy in the last two seasons. However, Alonso explained that there is more fury to be unleashed in season three.

“I’ll put it to you this way. I was talking to the head makeup artist and she's in charge of ordering the blood — that's one of her many jobs. She told me that all of Season 2... When you talk about bulk, I don't think they used over a gallon of blood in Season 2, believe it or not. Season 3, we're already at three and a half gallons of blood. So that should give you a little indication of where it's going,” said Alonso, dishing the dirt on the third season.

Talking about his character’s development in season three, Alonso revealed that the pandemic restricted Kripke’s movement to the United States from Canada and this resulted in his absence from set for the entire season. This resulted in the two finding alternative ways to communicate about the development of Mother’s Milk.

The first two seasons of The Boys are streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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