If you're looking for a different take on the superhero genre, you may well have come across The Boys. Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Danick Robertson, it’s a subversive and satirical take on the superhero genre.
The Boys is set in a world where superheroes have become a corporate product, marketed and monetized by the powerful Vought International. Vought’s main superhero team is the Seven.
Though they put on heroic public personas, they are arrogant and nasty people, especially their leader, the narcissistic Homelander, played by Antony Starr. A rival group, The Boys, challenges Vought’s corruption and is led by Karl Urban’s character, Billy Butcher.
The Boys has been praised for its cynical and edgy take on the genre - it’s less family-friendly than your typical superhero movie and has fun with that.
It also has an impressive mix of socially relevant themes and superpowered action. There are currently two seasons of The Boys available, with a third on the way. In this article, we’ll explain where you can watch The Boys.
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Where to watch The Boys online for free with Prime Video
The Boys is an Amazon Original, which means that Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab) has exclusive rights to it in every regional library. In the US and UK, you can subscribe to Prime Video on its own or choose a full Amazon Prime subscription; either includes access to stream both seasons. In Canada and Australia, your only option is the whole Prime subscription.
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Where else can I watch I watch The Boys online
Though Prime Video (opens in new tab) is the only place that you can stream both seasons of The Boys, some outlets have the first season available as a one-off purchase.
In the US, you can buy the first season from Vudu. In the UK, you can buy Season 1 from Google Play for £14.99 or from Sky (opens in new tab) Store for £17.99. In Canada, Season 1 costs $17.99 on Google Play. In Australia, The Boys Season 1 is available for $17.99 from Google Play or $19.99 from Telstra.
How to watch The Boys online outside of your country
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