The cast of The Boys features a lot of different personalities, but none have seen an arc like The Deep, and in Season 3 he’s going to take it one step further. Eric Kripke, showrunner for The Boys, sat down for a interview with The Hollywood Reporter recently in which he discussed his many inspirations for the series, including satire of Hollywood itself.
Season 2 saw The Deep explore its spiritual side after being kicked out of The Seven, which led to him joining a group called Church of the Collective, when asked if the group was from the comics or of something brand new, Kripke replied, “We came up with it. It is a combination of two religions or fringe cults of Hollywood. ““There’s a bit of NXIVM in there. Everybody’s like, ‘Oh, that’s Scientology.’ It’s actually a smoothie made up of several others, ”he says. “It’s mainly because we love writing for The Deep. “
Kripke has likened The Deep to “the Forrest Gump of Hollywood trends” in that he always seems to be caught up in something of interest. “In Season 1 he was involved in a #MeToo moment. And in Season 2, we were like, “Okay, he should be like Allison Mack and join a cult,” “Kripke said.
“And then in the third season, he’ll be like Leah Remini in her fight against the cult,” Kripke added, referring to the Remini series describing her fight against Scientology. “He’s just going to keep blowing through these different points of Hollywood. The idea of him trying to come true when he’s just an idiot entertained us. “
The Boys Season 3 will officially begin filming in 2021 and feature Soldier Boy who is played by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles.
For more, check out our review of the Boys Season 2 finale and how the TV series differs from the comics.
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