"The Boys" are back in town, and more superhuman trouble is sure to be stirred up in season two. Show star Laz Alonso says showrunner Eric Kripke may have his own super psychic abilities for delving into themes of systemic racism and social unrest well before the death of George Floyd. (Sept. 2)
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LAZ ALONSO: We shot this show last year, July to November. And when this show airs in September, there will be points where you would think we were shooting during quarantine. You know, there is so much, you know, moments of social unrest that hadn't happened yet that it's almost eerie.
ANTONY STARR: America seems to be going through a very intense period of self-reflection and as a country. And the timing of this is, I mean, it's just some kind of synchronicity going on. Because, you know, like you said, Eric had no idea that this was going to be the social and political climate that the show was going to be burst into.
ERIC KRIPKE: Where I landed was not to try to go bigger because that's sort of unsustainable. But to instead try to go deeper and to try to create a more intense, more insane, more emotional season.
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