Is The Boys Season 4 happening? Here’s everything we know so far.
The Boys fans are sad and so are we. And rightly so, since the third season has come to an end. Just like the previous seasons, the third season, too, managed to generate a good amount of positive reviews and an even greater amount of a fanbase.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season has a “Certified Fresh” approval rating of 97% based on 116 reviews, with an average rating of 8.20/10. The website’s critical consensus states, “Managing to up the ante on what was already one of television’s most audacious satires, The Boys’ third season is both bracingly visceral and wickedly smart.” On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
This easily states that the series has been well received by the viewers and the critics. Hence, it was an easy decision for the network to continue the show for another season after this fairly good reception. To help you prepare before streaming the new season, we’ve put up a quick summary of everything you need to know about the season’s release date, plot, and the cast of The Boys Season 4.
Will there be a fourth season of The Boys?
Yes, it’s official that Amazon Prime has renewed The Boys for the fourth season on June 10, 2022. The renewal was also confirmed on the official Twitter handle of The Boys, quoting, “We’re comin’ back for Season 4. Til then here’s a lil’ foreshadowing.” Take a look at the post below:
We're comin' back for Season 4. Til then here's a lil' fourshadowing. pic.twitter.com/5JeKSOvJMb
— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) June 10, 2022
Why did Amazon Prime renew The Boys for Season 4?
Over the first three days since Season 3’s June 3 debut, the worldwide viewership for The Boys has grown by +17% from season two, and +234% from season one, Prime Video said. According to Deadline, “From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season Three of The Boys, we knew the show was continuing to get even bolder—an impressive feat considering the wild success of the Emmy-nominated second season,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. “This stylized world of the series has incredible global reach and the viewership for opening weekend is proof of that.”
“There’s ideas beyond the shows that we have. We want to pace ourselves,” Sanders said. “The launch of the show this season so far has really blown us away, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you heard about more but for the time being, we are focused on this next show and making sure that it lives up to everything it needs to be, and so far, we are on track.”
The Boys Season 4 Potential Release Date
As of July 9, 2022, Amazon Prime has not yet confirmed the precise release date of The Boys Season 4. On the bright side, it appears that the show’s early renewal will result in the timely scheduling and production of the forthcoming season. As the network announced the renewal way before season three concluded on July 8, 2022.
Karl Urban, who plays Butcher, suggested production on the show will get underway later this summer. According to Collider, he stated, “We’re starting I think August 22, we’re going to be starting season four. So I’m getting back, getting my Butcher back on, and I can’t wait. It’s a fun gang to play with, we work hard and play hard, and I can’t wait to see where they take the characters from where we leave them at the end of this season.”
However, based on the pattern of the season one release dates, we may anticipate that the premiere date for the fourth season will be in the next year. We’d estimate that the release date would be sometime in 2023—probably sometime in or around the month of June or September. Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that at this point, everything is just conjecture. Fans should thus be patient because the network will confirm these facts in the upcoming months, so they should keep a watch on it.
The Boys Season 4 Expected Plot
The Boys Season 4 is expected to pick up from the finale episode of the third season, The Instant White-Hot Wild, released on July 8, 2022. The episode was directed by Sarah Boyd and written by Logan Ritchey & David Reed. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Black Noir returns to Vaught Tower while preparing for a showdown with Soldier Boy, Butcher, and Hughie. Homelander and Butcher have a rematch.”
So, it is expected that this already established premise will lead to the pilot episode of The Boys Season 4. It’s also speculated to pick up any potential cliffhangers and subplots in the first episode of the following season and dive right into this world with more new themes Giving fans something different and unique to look at instead of the same old plotlines. In order to create the best story while prioritizing these cherished characters, the network must entice viewers to stream the series.
The Boys Season 4 Cast
As of July 9, 2022, the original cast from Season 3 is expected to reprise their roles. The series’ main actors are listed below with the following character descriptions:
Karl Urban as William “Billy” Butcher – The leader of the Boys and a former SAS operative who distrusts all Supes. He has a particular hatred towards Homelander, who he believes is responsible for the disappearance of his wife.
Jack Quaid as Hugh “Hughie” Campbell Jr. – A civilian tech specialist who joins the Boys after his girlfriend Robin is killed by A-Train.
Antony Starr as John / Homelander – The leader of the Seven and the strongest superhero in the world. Beneath his public image as a noble hero, he is egotistical, megalomaniacal, and cares little about the well-being of those he professes to protect.
Erin Moriarty as Annie January / Starlight – A Christian superhero with light-based powers and a member of the Seven. One of the few Supes sincere about helping and saving innocent people with her abilities, she questions her loyalty to the Seven after learning of their true character.
Dominique McElligott as Maggie Shaw / Queen Maeve – A veteran member of the Seven with superhuman strength and durability. Although she once wanted to protect innocent lives as Starlight does, she has become disillusioned by the corruption of Supe society and suffers from burnout.
Jessie T. Usher as Reggie Franklin / A-Train – A speedster member of the Seven. A-Train is obsessed with maintaining his status as the fastest speedster in the world, resulting in him becoming addicted to Compound V.
Laz Alonso as Marvin T. “Mother’s” Milk / M.M. – the second-in-command of the Boys who is responsible for organizing and planning their operations. Formerly a medic in the United States Marine Corps, he joined the Boys after his father, who was an attorney, worked himself to death while attempting to bring down Vought through the legal system.
Chace Crawford as Kevin Moskowitz / The Deep – A member of the Seven who possesses the ability to communicate with aquatic life and breathe underwater. He is looked down upon by the other members of the Seven due to his status as the group’s token aquatic hero. Patton Oswalt voices his gills.
Tomer Capone as Sergei “Serge” / Frenchie – A French member of the Boys and an international arms trafficker skilled in munitions, ordnance, infiltration, and communications. Coerced into joining the group by Mallory to protect his criminal friends, he seeks redemption for his past crimes by fighting against Vought.
Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko Miyashiro / The Female – A mute member of the Boys with super strength and regenerative healing who speaks through sign language. Involuntarily injected with Compound V as part of Homelander’s scheme to create superpowered terrorists, she joins the Boys after they rescue her.
Nathan Mitchell as Earving / Black Noir – A silent member of the Seven who possesses superhuman strength and agility and conceals his physical appearance behind a dark costume.
Elisabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell – The charismatic, scheming Vice President of Hero Management at Vought International. Shue also portrays Doppelgänger acting as Stillwell in the second season.
Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett – A publicist for Vought International who later succeeds Stillwell.
Claudia Doumit as Victoria “Vic” Neuman / Nadia – A congresswoman who publicly opposes Vought, but who is secretly a Supe who uses her psychic powers to assassinate the corporation’s enemies on behalf of her adoptive father Stan Edgar.
Jensen Ackles as Ben / Soldier Boy – A legendary Supe with superhuman strength and speed who was originally thought to be killed by the Russians during the Cold War. However, he was actually betrayed by Black Noir and Crimson Countess to the Russians and had been held captive by them for decades. It is revealed that he is Homelander’s biological father.
The Boys Season 4 Episodes
The Boys Season 4 is reported to have 8 episodes having an average runtime of approx 55–68 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of July 9, 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Season 3 to know how the season concluded. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly.
- S3E1: Payback – June 3, 2022
- S3E2: The Only Man In The Sky – June 3, 2022
- S3E3: Barbary Coast – June 3, 2022
- S3E4: Glorious Five-Year Plan – June 10, 2022
- S3E5: The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies – June 17, 2022
- S3E6: Herogasm – June 24, 2022
- S3E7: Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed – July 1, 2022
- S3E8: The Instant White-Hot Wild – July 8, 2022
Where to stream The Boys Season 4?
When available to stream, The Boys Season 4, along with the previous seasons, will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video and Vudu. The viewers can also stream the show by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which they can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series.
Is there any trailer for The Boys Season 4?
No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for The Boys Season 4, as it is way too early for the network to release such promotional material. Meanwhile, check out this official teaser for The Boys Season 3 below to recall the events of the previous episodes in the series so far:
In the trailer, the viewers get glimpses of the season that follows, “It’s been a year of calm. Homelander’s subdued. Butcher works for the government, supervised by Hughie of all people. But both men itch to turn this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into The Seven, starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy.”
Catch up on the previous seasons of The Boys while you wait for more The Boys Season 4 updates.