Claudia Doumit & Colby Minifie Upped to Series Regulars for The Boys Season 3
Claudia Doumit and Colby Minifie have been promoted to series regulars in Season 3 of the Amazon Prime Series The Boys, according to Deadline. Doumit stars as Victoria Neuman, the wunderkind congresswoman harboring a dark secret, while Minifie plays Ashley Barrett, the highly-stressed Senior VP of Hero Management for Vought.
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Doumit joined the series as a recurring star in Season 2. Minifie has recurred in The Boys since the first season.
Showrunner Eric Kripke recently revealed the Season 3 premiere will be titled “Payback,” written by Craig Rosenberg, while also confirming filming on the next season is expected to begin in early 2021. He also teased a few details for Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy, who will be making his introduction in Season 3, by discussing Payback, the name of Soldier Boy’s superhero team that Kripke says “was the Seven before the Seven,” adding, “We will be exploring the history of that team and all the members in it.”
“One of the reasons that we’re getting into Soldier Boy [in Season 3] and that team, Payback, is we’re interested in exploring a little bit of how we got here,” Kripke explained. “Through the history of the supes, we can tell a little bit about the history of America and how we ended up in the current fraught position that we’re in. Soldier Boy gives us an opportunity to do that.”
In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.
The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The show retains most of the comics (available for purchase here) boundary-pushing violence and sexuality while exploring the dark side of superhero celebrity and fame.
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The series was created by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who are responsible for another subversive comic book-inspired series, AMC’s Preacher, and Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
Season 1 and Season 2 are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.