The Boys | Season 3 will address addictions and toxic masculinity

The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke spoke about how the show’s third season deals with drug addiction and toxic masculinity.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kripke explained that the new, non-permanent version of the Compound V superpower serum is designed to specifically address these two issues.

“So that’s where the idea of ​​the temporary V comes from. Which, frankly, to me, if you look closely, you can see the writer’s hands on this idea. Because I was so scared. I was like, ‘I can’t change the show forever. It will not work. So we committed to this temporary V.

And what I liked about it was that, um, it was fucking temporary. And two, we could tell a story about drug addiction, except they’re literally getting addicted to toxic masculinity. It can come at great cost, and you can watch the characters degenerate.”

The main series of the boys is available on Prime Video, with 4 episodes of season 3 already released.

Based on the comic books of the same name, the series is the creation of Eric Kripke and follows a CIA superintendent who closely monitors a community of superheroes as their celebrity status has corrupted them and caused them to engage in the behavior. reckless acts that compromise the world. Some of the characters are parodies of members of the Justice League.