Karl Urban reveals filming wrap on 'The Boys' season two and teases release date

Tom Beasley
Karl Urban as vigilante leader Billy Butcher in 'The Boys'. (Credit: Amazon)

Karl Urban has finished filming on the second season of The Boys and revealed the show will air in mid-2020.

The actor, who plays the leader of the titular vigilante group, told his 568,000 Instagram followers that he has wrapped on the second season of the Amazon Prime series.

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“Cut and print,” he wrote. “That’s a wrap for Billy Butcher on season 2 of @theboystv. Massive thanks to our awesome crew n cast, love you all.”

He added that fans can expect to see the second season in “mid 2020”, suggesting an airdate close to the July debut of the first season.

Developed by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, The Boys follows the vigilante team as they navigate a world in which superheroes are a huge industry, but those behind the suits are often corrupted by their celebrity status.

It is adapted from the comic book series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

The first season was lauded as one of Amazon Prime’s most successful and popular shows.

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Urban portrays Billy Butcher, who has a deep dislike for superheroes and believes that one was responsible for the disappearance of his wife.

As well as Kripke, the show counts comedy producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg among its team of executive producers.

Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke participate in "The Boys" panel on day two of Comic-Con in July 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Rogen recently said he had seen the premiere of the second season and described it in an interview with Collider as “way better than I ever could’ve hoped it would be”.

He added: “They already have more resources for the second season. They’re adding more characters, the scope of the show organically grows as the show continues.”

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The Boys is due to return to Amazon Prime next year, while season one is still available to stream.