The untold truth of the boys
Perhaps the main reason “The Boys” has been such a big hit is the extremes pushed by showrunner Eric Kripke. However, long before Kripke blew heads and caused a stir with his superhero series, he was pushing the boundaries of what can be shown on television with his long-running “Supernatural” series. With an impressive 15-season run, the Kripke-created series has been a massive hit for The CW. First airing in 2005, dark fantasy drama has been a big part of Kripke’s career, so it makes sense there would be callbacks to his first significant hit in “The Boys.”
Fans of ‘Supernatural’ were thrilled when it was announced that Jensen Ackles would be joining the cast of ‘The Boys’ for Season 3. Former Dean Winchester actor played the much-hyped role of Soldier Boy, Captain America from Homelander’s Superman. The third season includes a number of Ackles-related Easter eggs — his character underwent a procedure on January 24, for example, which happens to be Dean Winchester’s birthday. Additionally, there is a reference to Winchester’s famous vehicle, a black 1967 Chevrolet Impala.
“There are little ‘supernatural’ Easter eggs in a bunch of Jensen’s scenes,” Kripke told Variety. “When you think about how many people on this show on the creative team that come from ‘Supernatural’ – me, [executive producer and director] Phil Sgricia, Jensen, [composer] Christopher Lennertz, we kind of couldn’t help but drop stuff because that show was such a big part of our lives.” The “supernatural” easter eggs don’t stop at Jensen Ackles, either. . Twitter user taken that actor Jim Beaver shares the same name in both universes, Robert Singer. The character is called Robert Shaefer in the comics.