The Amazon Prime Video series stars Jensen Ackles, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, among others.
Last Updated: 02.58 PM, Jun 06, 2022
Season 3 of The Boys was released recently on Amazon Prime Video and the show has been receiving great responses from the audiences. The show has left the fans at the edge of their seat watching Billy Butcher, Homelander and the rest of the gang go bat-shit crazy in the first three episodes. Though a lot has been written about the show, there are still some facts that most of us are unaware of. Be it having its roots in a comic book, or an American President waxing lyrical, here are five fun facts about The Boys, which is currently streaming its third season on Prime Video.
Jack Quaid was not terrified of gory scenes but a speedboat
Yes, you read it right. The first scene of Jack Quaid aka Hughie Campbell shows his girlfriend blasting into pieces. One would think that there’s absolutely nothing that could strike fear in his heart but it's so wrong. It’s not the blood or the guts spilling over everywhere that left Jack Quaid horrified. It was a speedboat in the whale scene in Season 2. It was the very first time that Jack Quaid had ever stepped inside a speedboat. The actor later revealed that the safe word for him was “Karl” (Karl Urban who was driving the boat) but he unfortunately, couldn’t hear a thing as the scene was being filmed from above by a helicopter.
Karen Fukuhara created her own sign language
Characters on The Boys have their own way to send a message. Some are downright loud, while others choose to let their guns or superpowers do the talking. And then we have Kimiko, a fan favourite who has won our hearts by not saying a word and given us a character who’s undergone such a drastic change that we can’t stop rooting for her. The violent and silent Kimiko, played by Karen Fukuhara, saw the actress work alongside a sign language expert to develop her own form of communication. Watching her say a lot, without saying anything is one of the few adorable things on this otherwise gory show that’s always high on bloodshed.
Homelander’s suit has cooling system attached to it
Thinking of superheroes and their costumes, everyone has questions about how they manage to shoot in them. Clad in an American flag cape and golden shoulder caps, Homelander looks cool as ever but it turns out there’s a system that’s keeping him cool. Actor Anthony Starr in a recent interview revealed that the cooling system installed makes wearing the outfit more bearable than normal. Practical to the core, he also added that this is also employed by other superheroes for their suits.
The show has a Presidential seal of approval
The world’s a fan of The Boys, that goes for former American President Barack Obama as well. Speaking about the show and mentioning that it’s one of the things he watches when ‘he needs a break’, Obama said that he loves The Boys because ‘for how they turn superhero conventions on their heads to lay bare issues of race, capitalism, and the distorting effects of corporate power and mass media.’
The show is toned down for TV
If you think the show is gory and something that is too much to handle, wait till you get your hands on the comic. It certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. Garth Ennis, the story writer for the show, is known for not holding back when it comes to his story lines. The content of the comic series was deemed too obscene for television even by the showrunners themselves.
Catch the latest season of The Boys on Amazon Prime Video now. It stars Jensen Ackles, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, among others.