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The Boys season 2 release schedule: when does episode 6 air on Amazon Prime Video?

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The Boys season 2, episode 6 release date is probably all you can think about this week. That’s probably not a surprise. The Amazon Prime series – now releasing weekly – often makes the wait from one Friday to the next an agonising one. The Boys release schedule can often be an anxious wait; the first three episodes dropping at once and then new entries following weekly will do that to a viewer more accustomed to a steadier output.

But don’t worry, we’re here to clear up any questions you might have. Below, we’ve got The Boys season 2, episode 6 air date – and time, should you want to watch the new episode ASAP.

Finally, we’ll run down The Boys season 2 release schedule so you can plan ahead for the remaining few weeks, as well as offering up an explanation from show creator Eric Kripke as to why The Boys is now weekly.

The Boys season 2, episode 6 release date and time

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The Boys season 2, episode 6 release date is Friday, September 25. As for the time – keep an eye on both Amazon Prime Video and The Boys’ official Twitter account. It’s been midnight Eastern/5am BST as a rough guideline in recent weeks but can change and not always be tied to dropping on the hour. It is definitely live by 3am Eastern/8am BST, though.

The Boys season 2 release schedule

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The Boys season 2 release schedule is now nice and simple: three more episodes across three Fridays. The finale is on October 9, so keep that day free because it is going to be bloody diabolical.

  • The Boys season 2, episodes 1-3: Friday, September 4
  • The Boys season 2 short film "Butcher": Thursday, September 10
  • The Boys season 2, episode 4: Friday, September 11
  • The Boys season 2, episode 5: Friday, September 18
  • The Boys season 2, episode 6: Friday, September 25
  • The Boys season 2, episode 7: Friday, October 2
  • The Boys season 2, episode 8 (finale): Friday, October 9.

Why The Boys season 2 is releasing weekly

The Boys season 2 release schedule

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Show creator Eric Kripke has revealed in an interview with Collider that the decision to go weekly after the first three episodes was not Amazon's.

"It came from the producers… we’re the ones who pitched them. A lot of people over there were actually reluctant because it was a new idea or they don’t do it that often. We really wanted it and Amazon ended up agreeing that they’d give it a try," Kripke said.

Why? "Our feeling is that when it airs all eight at once, it becomes a sugar rush of a binge,” explained Kripke.

“People burn through it in a week or two. There’s an intense amount of activity and then it sort of fades…. There’s so many great moments in season 2, we want to give it time to marinate so people can reflect on it and talk about it before they move on to the next thing and be in the conversation a little longer. I think a little anticipation for the fans is healthy.”

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