The official Twitter account for The Boys shared brand-new behind-the-scenes photos of Jensen Ackles on set, posing for the camera and preparing to film a scene with costars Jack Quaid and Karl Urban.
According to the caption, the photos were taken during the filming of Season 3, Episode 6, “Herogasm,” which saw Ackles’ character, Soldier Boy, forming an alliance with Butcher and Hughie to kill Homelander. As a scene set right outside the titular Herogasm party, these photos are some of the few behind-the-scenes shots from the episode that don’t feature anything NSFW. The Boys’ social media previously posted footage of Ackles and Starr wired up to create the moment in the episode’s widely praised climactic fight scene between Soldier Boy and Homelander.
Behind the scenes from Episode 306, right before they took a leisurely stroll through the woods pic.twitter.com/7JX0nJwBaa
— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) November 10, 2022
Ackles previously shared that it was a challenging episode to film, but one he’d been excited for. “Even the director was like ‘I don’t know what I’m shooting anymore.’ Our crew looked traumatized. You can’t unsee it. That toothpaste will not go back in the tube.” Creator Eric Kripke believed that it was one of the best episodes of the series to date and they won’t surpass it in the future, saying, “there will be no topping ‘Herogasm.'” He also referred to being allowed to make the episode as Amazon giving them “a reward for two seasons of a successful show.”
Soldier Boy Had an Explosive Debut on The Boys
Joining the cast in Season 3, Ackles plays Captain America pastiche Soldier Boy, one of America’s first superheroes. He is also the former leader of Payback, who fought together from World War II until the team sold him out. He ended up being experimented on by Russian scientists for decades until The Boys rescued him to help them take down Vought International and Homelander.
Ackles is returning for The Boys Season 4, currently filming, but also has many other projects currently in the works. He is currently starring in Season 3 of crime drama Big Sky and will be returning to voice Batman in the DC animated movie Legion of Super-Heroes. Elsewhere on television, he is reprising the role of Dean Winchester on Supernatural prequel series The Winchesters. His on-camera appearances are limited, but he narrates every episode and is serving as an executive producer.
The first three seasons of The Boys are currently available to stream on Prime Video.