'The Boys' Season 3 Trailer Previews Power Shifts as Butcher Becomes a Supe and Soldier Boy Enters the Fray

'Real power ... is the ability to bend the world to your will,' Vought International CEO Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito​) says in the trailer.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

'The Boys' Season 3

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There's something wrong with Homelander (Antony Starr) in Season 3 of The Boys, and the arrival of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), a.k.a. the original superhero, as well as Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) taking Compound V, will make things a lot worse for him.

When the Emmy-nominated Amazon Prime Video drama, which currently has a Metascore of 77, returns with its third season on June 3, Homelander is publicly answering for his relationship with former The Seven member and Nazi Stormfront (Aya Cash), as you can see in a new trailer, below. And this means he is making the talk-show circuit with a canned, publicist-approved statement of having "fallen in love with the wrong woman." But, of course, fans of the show (and/or the graphic novels on which the show is based) know even without Stormfront, Homelander is problematic.

Because in this world, superheroes are corrupt, and the titular team is a group of vigilantes hell-bent on bringing them down and exposing them to the world. While Homelander is still a celebrity in the world of supes, he seems to have "lost his f---ing mind," as Starlight (Erin Moriarty) observes.

Enter Soldier Boy, who is more powerful than Homelander, in part because, like Stormfront, he has been around since World War II and has not aged, but also because he has the ability to shoot fireballs from his chest (or so the trailer makes it seem). And re-enter Butcher, the leader of the vigilante group who is now given the chance to be a supe for 24 hours at a time.

While Butcher wants to "level the playing field" by taking advantage of laser eyes, the power he is given comes with great responsibility and risk. 

"Real power ... is the ability to bend the world to your will," Vought International CEO Stan Edgar (Giancarlo Esposito) says.

The season also stars Jack Quaid, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, and Claudia Doumit. 

Based on the comic of the same title from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, who serve as executive producers on the adaptation, The Boys comes from showrunner Eric Kripke. Other executive producers are Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn, and Michaela Starr. The show is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures, for Prime Video.

The Boys' third season will launch with three episodes on June 3 and then drop one new episode weekly up to and including the finale on July 8.