The Boys Season 2 is packed with twice as much everything: double the explosions, double the drama, double the bodily harm, and double the supes. Season 2 greatly expands Amazon’s R-rated superhero universe by introducing a whole lineup of new friends, frenemies, and foes for the Boys and Seven to tango/tangle with.
One such character is Fresca-enthusiast Eagle the Archer—but who is Eagle the Archer? And what does he have in store for The Deep, Ohio’s other superhero? Here’s everything we know about Eagle the Archer so far.
Who is Eagle the Archer?
Eagle the Archer is a superhero that operates out of Cleveland, Ohio—which is just an hour drive away from where The Deep (Chace Crawford) is “stationed” (or, rather, exiled) in Sandusky. When The Deep is taken in by the police after causing a scene at a water park, it’s Eagle the Archer who shows up to bail him out, with a Fresca in hand.
We learn that Eagle is part of the Scientology-esque Church of the Collective. They’re the ones who swooped in and helped out Eagle after he hit his own rock bottom. For Eagle, his worst moment was when he failed to stop a hostage situation in a Kroger grocery store. His aim was true that day, but he just ran out of arrows. But the Church found him, took him in, and made him see that archery is a timeless art—even if it doesn’t really compare to the destructive power of assault rifles.
After bailing out The Deep, Eagle—along with his sponsor Carol (Jessica Hecht, who played Susan on Friends)—help the exiled hero get back on his feet through trippy methodology.
Who plays Eagle the Archer on The Boys Season 2?
Langston Kerman plays Eagle on The Boys Season 2. Kerman is a stand-up comedian who you may recognize from his roles as Jered on Season 1 of HBO’s Insecure, or as Brandon on the ABC sitcom Bless This Mess. You can follow Kerman on Twitter at @LangstonKerman and on Instagram at @langstonkerman.
What happened to Eagle the Archer in the Boys comics?
Eagle is a relatively deep cut character from the comics, one who doesn’t show up until roughly 2/3rds of the way through the run (so, spoiler alert). He’s mentioned by Butcher early in the run, who says that Eagle beat his girlfriend into a coma during a coke-fueled rage. He doesn’t show up for real until The Boys #52—and then he almost immediately dies in battle. The comic version of Eagle the Archer also had wings which allowed him to fly, although archery and wings weren’t enough to keep him alive in the hyper-violent Boys-verse.
New episodes of The Boys Season 2 arrive on Amazon Prime Video every Friday.