The Boys are back in town, with Amazon’s bloodstained superhero satire crashing back onto our screens for season two from September 4th.
However, any fans planning to binge the entire season the day it arrives may be left disappointed – because while there will be a few episodes ready to watch right away, a new release schedule means that they’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the whole story.
While season one of The Boys made every episode available at the same time in the style of Netflix original releases, season two is taking a more staggered approach.
From September 4th, the first three episodes of the new season (which sees the titular Boys continue to try and take down murderous, corrupt superheroes) will be available to watch – but after that, episodes will be released weekly every Friday.
This will continue until Friday October 9th, when the season two finale will be released.
In other words, the full release schedule is as follows:
Friday 4th September – Episodes 1-3 (The Big Ride/Proper Preparation and Planning/Nothing Like It In The World)
Friday 11th September – Episode 4 (Over The Hill With The Swords Of A Thousand Men)
Friday 18th September – Episode 5 (We Gotta Go Now)
Friday 25th September – Episode 6 (The Bloody Doors Off)
Friday 2nd October – Episode 7 (Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker)
Friday 9th October – Episode 8 FINALE (What I Know)
It’s also been reported that a special short spin-off film called Butcher will be released “sometime in the middle of the release of the series,” created after a substantial number of scenes starring Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher were cut from episode two.
“We are going to release a pretty substantial thing,” showrunner Eric Kripke told Collider.