If you haven’t heard already, Amazon’s newest series, The Boys, has taken the internet by storm. Coming close – at least, we imagine – to capping off the sexual and violence limitations that television allows, and taking viewers on one heck of a wild ride, it seems to be all anyone can talk about lately. And if you’ve already tuned in and caught the entire first season, it’s not hard to see why that is.
Now, it seems that all that good word of mouth has helped give The Boys a pretty big boost, as Amazon has revealed this week that it’s become one of their most watched shows.
“We are thrilled that The Boys have surpassed our predictions for viewing in its first two weeks, and has become one of our most watched Amazon Original series by our Prime Video customers,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “This creates great momentum and excitement for us as we get ready for season two.”
As Salke says above, and as we already know, a second season has been ordered up and while we’re still a bit in the dark as to what to expect from it, the team is now more motivated than ever to keep the momentum going and churn out another outing that’s just as enjoyable as what came before it.
“I’m so beyond thrilled with the response to Season 1. And mainly, it’s made me get my ass in gear and work even harder on Season 2,” said executive producer Eric Kripke. “I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper. A more intense, more insane, more wrenching, more character-driven season. It’s my one and only goal to make Season 2 even better than Season 1.”
Currently sitting at a mighty impressive 81% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Boys is truly a wild ride and packs in an awful lot of entertainment into its first season. Frankly, it’s pretty easy to see why people have latched onto it so quickly and we can only hope that the production team has a lot more in store for us as given that the comic book the show’s based on ran for 72 issues, the sky’s really the limit for Amazon’s new kid on the block.