Jensen Ackles To Suit Up For Season 3 Of ‘The Boys’

The Canadian-born actor will take on the role of Lamplighter when Amazon’s satirical superhero show returns to screens this September.

Based on the comic book series of the same name, “The Boys” follows a team of vigilantes as they fight back against corrupt superpowered individuals.

“We were thrilled that Shawn — who is, let’s be honest, an OG superhero — wanted to play the crucial part of Lamplighter,” said showrunner Eric Kripke in a statement to EW.

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“He brings so much depth, menace, and world weary humanity to this former member of the Seven. And Shawn is a really good guy. We’re grateful to have him join our bloody little family.”

The fiery role couldn’t be any more different to Ashmore’s “X-Men” days when he once portrayed the character of Iceman.

“The Boys” season 2 premieres on Amazon on Sept. 4. Meanwhile, “The Boys” after-show, “Prime Rewind: Inside The Boys”, will also premiere on Aug. 28.

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Amazon Prime Video also confirmed Monday that Jensen Ackles would also be joining “The Boys” season 3 cast.

The exciting casting news was announced on Ackles’ Instagram account:

Showrunner and Executive Producer of “The Boys”, Eric Kripke, stated, “When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true.”

“Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he’ll bring so much humour, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of ‘Supernatural’ to ‘The Boys’.”

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