THE BOYS Showrunner Explains How That Hilarious Episode 2 Cameo Came About - SPOILERS

THE BOYS Showrunner Explains How That Hilarious Episode 2 Cameo Came About - SPOILERS

The first three episodes of The Boys season 4 are now streaming, and the second instalment features a very funny cameo from an A-list actor playing A-Train's coach in another Vought origin movie...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 16, 2024 09:06 AM EST
Filed Under: The Boys

The Boys season 4 enlisted Tilda Swinton to voice The Deep's octopus lover Ambrosias (more here), but the second episode, "Life Among the Septics," also featured an on-screen cameo from another A-list star.

The episode begins with A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) filming a scene for one of Vought's highly fictionalized superhero origin movies, which is a clear parody of The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock. This time, the coach who won't give up on the young speedster and refuses to let him throw a promising future away by becoming a drug dealer is played by none other than Will Ferrell.

While chatting to Collider, showrunner Eric Kripke revealed that he's wanted to work with the SNL alum for quite a while, and felt he'd be perfect for the "massive A-list star" they still hadn't cast in the role of Coach Brink.

"We had a meeting, and we texted a little bit, around when the part was available, and we were looking for somebody. Jess Chou wrote in the script, 'Massive A-list Star,' as the name of the character, so I just reached out and said, 'Do you wanna do it?' And I’m thrilled that he said, 'Yes.' It was a horrible, punishing shoot. It was freezing rain, blowing sideways all day, and I felt so bad because he was just out there, outside. But he could not have been kinder and more lovely throughout it all. It was a terrible, horrible day, and he had just such a great attitude through the whole thing.”

Ferrell only makes a brief appearance, but he does show up again later in the season when a clip from the movie is screened during a Vought presentation.

What did you make of Ferrell's cameo and the first three season 4 episodes overall? Let us know in the comments down below.

"The world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power," reads the official season 4 synopsis. "Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son as well as his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late."

Returning cast members include Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Cameron Crovetti, along with new recruits Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The first three episodes of The Boys season 4 will be available to stream from June 13th, with new instalments dropping weekly through to the season finale on July 18.

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Evansly - 6/16/2024, 9:39 AM
Thought it was a really fun scene! They have had some pretty good cameos especially for the movies, like when Charlize Theron was Stormfront
CoHost - 6/16/2024, 9:57 AM
Will Ferrell. He has the career Mike Myers would have had if he wasn't such a bigoted a-hole. Seriously, f that guy.
MarkCassidy - 6/16/2024, 10:02 AM
@CoHost - Is he? I never heard anything about that. He's never been very funny outside of Wayne's World and Austin Powers though.
Evansly - 6/16/2024, 10:11 AM
@MarkCassidy - I would add SO I Married an Axe Murderer but I agree nothing much beyond those. Cat in the Hat as baaad
Origame - 6/16/2024, 10:20 AM
@CoHost - mike Myers bigoted? What are you talking about?
tylerzero - 6/16/2024, 10:21 AM
Tilda's silky, sexy delivery made me look at cephalopods in a whole new light.

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Evansly - 6/16/2024, 11:11 AM
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MyCoolYoung - 6/16/2024, 11:13 AM
I wouldn't call it hilarious, but it was a fun cameo nonetheless
IAmAHoot - 6/16/2024, 12:07 PM
Absolutely made me laugh.

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TheLobster - 6/16/2024, 12:29 PM
@IAmAHoot - Gator don’t play no shit, Gator never been about no shit - you feel me!?
IAmAHoot - 6/16/2024, 12:36 PM
@TheLobster - His mad dog face still kills me.

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Timerider - 6/16/2024, 12:38 PM
@IAmAHoot - I’m Ron Burgundy??
Floke - 6/16/2024, 1:05 PM
I dont remember much of that episode since I drank alot of unsee-juice after it.
DocSpock - 6/16/2024, 1:14 PM
@Floke -

I say & do the same thing about life and media every day.

Mrtoke - 6/16/2024, 2:29 PM
@Floke - pink eye
Floke - 6/16/2024, 4:34 PM
@Mrtoke -
People all over the world ('round the world, y'all)
Join hands (come on)
Start a love train, love train.
McMurdo - 6/16/2024, 2:25 PM
Weakest 3 EPS of the series I'll say it
CreateNowSlpL8r - 6/16/2024, 8:03 PM
@McMurdo - Totally agree. Almost article worthy. Sub plots are all over the place and some out of nowhere.
SonOfAGif - 6/16/2024, 2:31 PM
I think I know how the Boys will end. Just a theory. I believe Butcher will release Soldier Boy while Ryan, A-Train, Starlight, and Kimiko battle Homelander and The Deep. Soldier boy releases a massive blast removing everyone of their powers. Butcher takes the Temp V to kill Soldier Boy and beat Homelander to death. Turning Homelander into the humans he despises and turning Butcher into the supes he despises. A poetic twist.
ModHaterSLADE - 6/16/2024, 3:09 PM
As dark as this season has been so far it was a fun scene.
AnthonyVonGeek - 6/16/2024, 4:38 PM
As soon as he popped up I busted out laughing. He’ll always be Gator to me.
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Colton - 6/16/2024, 4:50 PM
SheepishOne - 6/16/2024, 9:31 PM
This season has been mostly set up so far, but it’s been fun. I’ve got a lot of theories as to where it’s going, but I’m hoping they surprise me.

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