The Boys’ much-anticipated fourth season has finally entered production. Prime Video’s critically acclaimed series has gained an impressive following for its unorthodox take on superheroes.
The show weaves in a mix of dark comedy, societal critique, and shocking violence. The series’ plot tells the story of a group of ordinary humans, known as The Boys, standing up against corrupt and power-hungry superheroes backed by the corporation, Vought International.
Fans of The Boys can look forward to a return of their favorite characters in the forthcoming season. The fourth season will also introduce new characters into play. The roguish ensemble includes both characters familiar to viewers from previous seasons, as well as some exciting additions.
Among the most anticipated newcomers is Jeffrey Dean Morgan, of Supernatural and The Walking Dead fame. Morgan’s appearance in the show will mark his reunion with the series creator Eric Kripke, after more than a decade.
However, when we last left the series, The Seven — the premier superhero team presented by Vought — was understaffed due to the unfolding chaos with Soldier Boy and Homelander. Season 4 promises to rectify that, with hints of new members being added to The Seven. This exciting news was teased on the official Vought International Twitter page run by Prime Video.
This 7/7, we salute the greatest Super team ever assembled. Even with heroic sacrifices and unfortunate betrayals, The Seven has NEVER been stronger. Sole captain Homelander continues his search for new heroes to replenish the team’s ranks as we speak! pic.twitter.com/VSfFjXpBbB
— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) July 7, 2023
Despite this thrilling progress, The Boys Season 4 has hit a snag due to an ongoing Writers Guild of America Strike. Eric Kripke, the series’ creator, took to social media to share the unfortunate news, revealing that the release date hinges on the strike’s duration. He urged fans to prompt the studios to make a fair deal, thereby ensuring the timely release of the season.
Kripke also highlighted the team’s dedication to storytelling, explaining how they continue to refine the dialogue in post-production to make it more coherent and impactful. This commitment to quality storytelling is one of the reasons The Boys has resonated so strongly with audiences worldwide.
The Tales of Unmasked Superheroes and Watchful Vigilantes
In the world of The Boys, superheroes are a reality, but far from the paragons of virtue typically portrayed in comics and mainstream media. While Vought International presents The Seven as a beacon of hope and a lucrative asset, The Boys are ever vigilant of their abuses of power.
The group, led by the gritty Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), consists of Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid), M.M. (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capone), and Kimiko Miyashiro (Karen Fukuhara). The ‘supes’ include characters like Homelander (Antony Starr), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford), Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell), and Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles).
The fourth season of The Boys has no official release date yet. However, fans can binge-watch the first three seasons that are currently available on Prime Video.