Amazon’s stunning response to the second season of “The Boys” has somewhat muted the streamer’s decision to release only three of the eight episodes being run at its launch – week-to-week. Based on the remaining five episodes to choose from. .
Due to the film’s review-bombing decision on aggregate sites, and Amazon itself recommended a change of format. Although whoever decided to do it this way was not surprisingly the company, it was the show’s anchor Kripke.
Speaking with Collider recently, Kripke says it was a creative choice made by the show’s writers and producers, in the hope that it would spark discussion around the series over a weekend and in the process The buzz will increase and viewership will increase:
“The airing schedule actually came when we were very close to being done – probably 3 / 4th of the way through post-production. For the record, it didn’t come from Amazon. It came from the makers … we Those are the ones who have pitched them. A lot of people there were really reluctant because it was a new idea or they don’t do it very often. We really wanted it and Amazon agreed that they would try it.
Our feeling is that when it broadcasts all eight at once, it becomes a Chinese rush of a binge. People get burnt by it in a week or two. There is an intense amount of activity and then it fades in a way. There are a lot of great moments in season 2, we want to give it time to marinate so that people can talk and talk about it before they move on to the next thing and stay in the conversation for a while. I think a little forecast is healthy for fans. ”
Unfortunately the move may backfire as the staggering release appears to have fans talking about the show at the moment as opposed to the episode’s content. The reaction to the content is however on par with the first season. Check out the recently released “Butcher” short film, which goes into detail about an incident between Carl Urban’s characters.