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‘The Boys’, ‘Treadstone’, ‘Joker’, ‘The Simpsons’ in Hero Nation Index

The Boys are back to work – and business is booming. Filming is now underway in Toronto for Season 2 of the Amazon Original series The Boys, the ultra-violent and proudly pervy superhero drama that premiered on Amazon Prime on July 26 and already ranks as the digital platform’s fastest breakout ever and its best-reviewed original series to date.

The show’s fan following has already put The Boys at No 39 on IMDb’s list of television’s all-time best series.

The series adapts the comics series (2006-2012) by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson and it’s part of a wave of subversive superhero screen projects that flip the script on conventional superhero fare by making the costumed crusaders intriguingly dysfunctional.

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