Where was Amazon prime comic book series The Boys filmed?

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Season 3 of the anti-superhero series The Boys, starring Erin Moriarty and Antony Starr, is now streaming on Amazon Prime

The comic book adaptation series The Boys upped the ante in season three by pumping protagonists Billy Butcher and Hughie Campbell full of superhero juice.

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So far, less than halfway through the season, we’ve seen a supe crawl into another man and explode, Kimiko Miyashiro has used seven motif sex toys as a deadly weapon, and Homelander has convinced a teenager to kill himself.

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And no doubt there’s a lot more to come in the gratuitously violent series as Butcher, Hughie and Co. search for a way to defeat Homelander.

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The Boys is set in New York, but aside from the footage, the series isn’t actually filmed in the US at all.

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Where is The Boys filmed?

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The third season of The Boys was filmed in Canada from February to August 2021.

The series was filmed at locations throughout Toronto, Ontario during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Obviously, this caused some disruption to filming and a lot of trouble for showrunner Eric Kripke.

He told Deadline: “In Canada, there can’t be more than 50 artists on set at any one time. But we’re a show that often has audience scenes with 500 or more viewers.

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“So visual effects have to step in to tile all of our crowds. But a visual effects shot takes three times as long as a normal shot.”

The legendary Seven Tower – an evil and corrupted version of Marvel’s Stark Tower – where the members of the elite superhero group gather is actually Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall.

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While the real Roy Thomson Hall is only four stories above ground, the structure has been digitally extended to make it many times taller – the Seven building has at least 99 stories in the comics.

In Season 3 of The Boys, Homelander continues on his path of destruction

The Metro Toronto Convention Center has been redesigned to reflect the interior of Vought Studios, with set design including giant Homelander and Starlight posters.

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Scenes for the universal superhero challenge show American Hero were filmed here.

Other places in Toronto that have mimicked New York locations include Temperance Street in downtown Toronto.

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Again, posters were placed in shop windows along the street to lend authenticity to the scenes – some posters promoted Deep’s memoir, while others promoted American Hero.

Yonge Street, which is 53 miles long, and Little Italy were also used for some key scenes in Season 3.

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These scenes included New York City emergency vehicles, including an ambulance and a fire engine, as well as class yellow cabs.

Were other productions filmed in Toronto?

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Long a popular location for film and television shoots, Toronto is often used as a surrogate for major US cities like New York and Chicago.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Umbrella Academy, and The Handmaid’s Tale are all ongoing projects that have filmed scenes in the city.

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When is the next episode of The Boys?

Episode five of The Boys Season 3, entitled The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies, arrives June 17 on Amazon Prime.

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Future episodes will be released weekly on Fridays, with the third season’s final episode releasing on July 8th.

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