The Boys are back on Prime Video, and this third season is going to be just as wacky and violent as the previous ones. The show has grown in popularity in spite of critics lamenting about superhero fatigue. However, since the story is about a group that takes down superheroes in the most blood-smattering method possible, maybe there is a bit of bias toward it from those who tire of boring tights-wearing do-gooders.

In any case, The Boys has been a popular franchise on both streaming service and comic book shelves alike. Whether it’s the gross-out yet beautifully detailed artwork in the comic, the engaging writing in the show, or the immense amounts of bodily fluids being splashed about in both, fans really dig it. But there are some bits and pieces of info that some of the most die-hard Boys fans might not know.

This Pictofact, we hope, will fix that.

Near Cancellation

CRACKED.COM THE BOYS THE SHOW WAS ALMOST CANCELED BEFORE IT AIRED. The Boys was going to be on Cinemax, but they backed out because they couldn't afford it. Amazon stepped in shortly after and bought the show.

Source: Insider

Wee Hughie

CRACKED.COM THE BOYS HUGHIE WAS DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE SIMON PEGG. Artist Darick Robertson intentionally made Hughie look like British actor. While Pegg aged out of role, he was cast as Hughie's ded in the series.

Source: CBR

Billy Madison

THE BOYS THERE'S A CONNECTION WITH BILLY MADISON. Jonah Vogelbaum's estate on the series is the exact same mansion as Billy's father's home in the movie: Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, Canada. CRACKED.COM

Sources: CBR, Looper

Black Noir

CRACKED.COM THE BOYS BLACK NOIR'S ACTOR IS ALSO ALLERGIC TO NUTS. In Season 2, Queen Maeve takes out Black Noir by shoving an Almond Joy down his throat. Actor Nathan Mitchell reportedly also has a nut allergy, and Eric Kripke incorporated that into his character.

Sources: IGN, Looper

Mother's Milk

CRACKED.COM THE BOYS MOTHER'S MILK KEEPS HIS LOOK FROM THE COMICS. The showrunners wanted to keep the look and feel of the comic within the show's roots - so Mother's Milk's wardrobe has the same slogans and bands.

Source: CBR

Fake New York

CRACKED.COM YOUGHT THE BOYS THE SHOW ISN'T ACTUALLY SHOT IN NEW YORK CITY. In fact, it isn't even shot in the United States! Filmed in Toronto, the production team uses CGI to insert different NYC landmarks in certain shots

Sources: Ranker, CBR

Sign Language

CRACKED.COM THE BOYS KAREN FUKUHARA CREATED HER OWN SIGN LANGUAGE. Fukuhara worked with a sign language expert to create her own. It was developed to establish Kimiko's close connection with Frenchie, as she has little interest in communicating with people outside her inner circle.

Source: IGN

Translucent

THE BOYS TRANSLUCENT WAS CREATED FOR THE SHOW. The invisible member of The Seven replaced the comic's Jack from Jupiter. Showrunner Eric Kripke reportedly removed Jack (who is an alien) in order to keep his adaptation more grounded (even though the show still has eye lasers and blood showers). CRACKED.COM

Source: Looper

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