Simon Pegg will not be returning for season two of The Boys.
In the series debut, Pegg played Hughie’s well-meaning father. He appeared throughout the season and although his character did not have a significant role in the events of the show, it is a surprise to learn he will not be reprising his role in season two.
Pegg confirmed the news to Collider. When he was asked whether he would be returning to the show, he said: “No. They got me out of the way. I did my little bit. It was very fun to do that show. I was pleased to be a part of it.”
Funnily enough, Simon Pegg was actually the inspiration behind Hughie in the comic book series by Darick Robertson. Robertson revealed that he had based the look of his protagonist on the actor’s signature appearance.
“Garth [Ennis, the comic’s writer] emphasised that it was important to capture an innocence but tough determination in Hughie,” Robertson explained. “Two things that seemed to contradict each other and somehow in early sketches he kept looking too old. When I saw Simon Pegg in Spaced I thought he captured that balance perfectly.”
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