The Boys hit Prime Video back in 2019 and TV hasn’t been quite the same since. Over the past three seasons, we’ve watched a band of morally corrupt supes maim, kill, and completely destroy lives without remorse. And, no matter how much the Boys try to mitigate the Seven’s impact, it seems that nothing can stop the worst of them all— Homelander—from becoming an increasing threat. So, what does the future hold for these characters? That remains to be fully seen next season. For now, we do know that Homelander will go to trial for killing that Starlight supporter but, of course, Vought is standing by his side.
Here’s everything else we know about The Boys season four so far.
The Boys Season Four’s Plot
Right now, there are little to no specific details about the plot. Based on the season three finale, we do know that the events of season four will center around a couple of key storylines. Homelander will be a terrible father to Ryan and have to potentially face his previous actions. Butcher will also have to cope with his grim diagnosis. It remains to be seen how the other characters will weave into the events of The Boys season four. But, according to showrunner Eric Kripke’s interview with Deadline, the Gen V college spinoff will somehow affect the events of season four.
For now, we have the title of its first episode.
“Department of Dirty Tricks” sounds like a promising start to what we’re sure we’ll be an even more shocking season of television than the previous three. And somehow, we will go from that to whatever the “assassination run” is several episodes later.
Showrunner Eric Kripke also got fans hype with the revelation that season four’s eighth episode, meanwhile, is called “Assassination Run.” It is about to be diabolical, indeed…
We’re also excited by our first good look at two new Supes coming onboard the show, according to Variety. Firecracker and Sister Sage now officially have superhero costumes, and they look good. Not much is known about these two new characters, but Susan Heyward will play Sister Sage, and Valorie Curry will play Firecracker. We can’t wait for more details because they sure have caught our attention.
Additionally, Giancarlo Esposito is teasing us with hints that Stan Edgar will soon be back on our screens in The Boys season four. We definitely need that in our lives.
And, for those who fear that The Boys might wrap things up after season four, we have good news for you! Eric Kripke assures us that there will be more seasons to come. Also, it seems that season four is almost done shooting, so that puts us one step closer to more action.
It’s going to be a bloody good time. As The Boys official account notes, “Most normal pics coming out of S4, lad.”
Behind the Scenes
Eric Kripke will continue to be the showrunner for The Boys season four. And, the show began filming in August 2022.
The Boys Season Four’s Cast
The titular crew is coming back for another round with Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Tomer Capone (Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), and Erin Moriarty (Starlight) reprising their roles. From the evil supes (and those who support them) side, Antony Starr (Homelander), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Colby Minifie (Ashley Barrett), and Claudia Doumit (Victoria Neuman) will return. Giancarlo Esposito will also make his way back onto the show. It’s not clear if Dominique McElligott will return as Queen Maeve. But we do know that Black Noir actor Nathan Mitchell will return as a new person in that infamous suit.
In August 2022, Variety revealed that Cameron Crovetti—who plays Ryan—will be upped to a series regular. As mentioned above, newcomers Valorie Curry and Susan Hayward will portray Firecracker and Sister Sage. They are not comic book characters, so fans will have to wait and see how they fit into the season’s puzzle.
We also got major news that The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join the cast. The details about his character are a secret for now, so we will have to see if he’s a friend or foe. But Karl Urban gave us a sneak peek at Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s The Boys look.
The Boys Season Four’s Release Date
The Boys season four has officially wrapped production. Series creator Eric Kripke revealed the news in a tweet and shared some bloody images to go along with it, as did star Jack Quaid.
There is currently no release date for The Boys season four.
Originally published on October 10, 2022.