- The boys has already been renewed for Season 4 on Prime Video.
- The end of Season 3 sets up new stories for characters like Starlight and Homelander.
- According to Karl Urban, filming for The boys Season 4 should start soon.
The boys Season 3 is officially over, but fans of the show can expect another batch of episodes in the future. The Prime Video series has already been greenlit for a fourth outing. And the Season 3 finale already hints at the whereabouts of characters like Starlight (Erin Moriarty) and Homelander (Antony Starr). So what do we know about The boys Season 4 so far?
‘The Boys’ renewed for season 4 on Amazon
Those who wait impatiently The boys Season 4 can rest easy knowing that Amazon has already greenlit the next release. The company announced more episodes ahead of the Season 3 premiere date. And it looks like it had a good reason to renew the show: an Amazon press release says viewership grew 17% since season 2 and 234% since season 1.
Talk to The boys’ popularity, Vernon Sanders – head of global television at Amazon Studios – had this to say:
“The boys continues to push the boundaries of storytelling while being relentlessly entertaining and threading the needle on social satire that feels all too real. This stylized world of the series has incredible global reach and the opening weekend viewership is proof of that. We’re immensely proud of the cast and crew who brought a franchise to life for Prime Video, and we look forward to bringing more The boys to our customers.
Considering the number of viewers, it’s probably safe to say that subscribers are just as excited to get more content. And The boys’ The Season 3 finale sets up the fourth outing pretty well.
‘The Boys’ Season 3 Ending Sets Up New Storylines For Season 4
RELATED: Jensen Ackles Says Jeffrey Dean Morgan Wanted Him To Spoil ‘The Boys’ Season 3
It’s true, the end of The boys Season 3 sets the stage for Season 4 – and it does so in a way that will no doubt entice fans to get their hands on new episodes.
The finale sees Starlight rejoining The Boys team, Butcher (Karl Urban) struggling with a shortened lifespan thanks to Temp V, and Homelander showing his followers the “real” him. That last part could prove concerning, especially now that he’s taken Ryan (Cameron Crovetti) under his wing. The leader of the Seven has fewer and fewer people to subdue him, which means he will become even more dangerous. His last actions in season 3 prove it.
The boys Showrunner Eric Kripke also teased Homelander as a “complete sociopath” going forward, and that’s something we got to see in Season 4.
“So the writers know – and Antoine [Starr, who plays Homelander] is also a big part of it – that eventually, whenever the show reaches its climax, this guy is going to go full sociopath, and he needs to be stopped before some kind of doomsday event,” Kripke told the Writers Guild. of America. West. “That’s where we’re headed.”
Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) could also serve as a major antagonist in Season 4, especially now that she’s Bobby Singer’s (Jim Beaver) running mate. Only time will tell what his character is planning. But The Boys team doesn’t seem to think that’s a good thing.
Karl Urban says filming begins this summer
As for when fans can expect The boys Season 4, there is no official timeline yet. However, Karl Urban recently gave a production update.
During an interview with Collider, Urban suggested that filming would begin in August:
“Yeah, we’re starting, I think, August 22, we’re going to start season 4. So I’m coming back, putting my butcher back on, and I can’t wait. They’re 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.
Optimistically, that means fans could see the next batch of episodes in 2023. Of course, the wait could be longer than that. No matter how long it takes, we’ll be waiting and ready when The Boys and The Seven return to our screens.
Which cast members are returning for ‘The Boys’ Season 4?
Whether The boys Season 4 is coming in 2023 or sometime after, fans are excited to see the cast again. And while the lineup is unconfirmed, most of the main cast will likely return for the next outing. After all, a post shared with the show official Twitter saw many of them celebrate The boys’ renewal.
The two huge question marks for Season 4 are Jensen Ackles and Dominique McElligott. Ackles brought Soldier Boy to life throughout The boys Season 3, but its finale sees him return to crysleep. It’s unclear if Ackles plans to return for another round. However, his character’s survival means he technically could. It all depends on where the creators decide to take the story.
Meanwhile, Dominique McElligott has played Queen Maeve since the start of The boys. And after saving everyone inside Vought Tower from Soldier Boy, his character loses his powers. The end of Season 3 sees her exit the grid in hopes of retiring. And while the show may find a way to bring her back into the fold, it might as well leave her alone.
Eric Kripke told TVLine that Maeve and McElligott will eventually make a comeback – but it looks like it could still be a long way off.
“[Maeve and Dominique are] will definitely take a break…but the show definitely won’t end without seeing Maeve again,” Kripke said.
We’ll have to wait for more details on Season 4 to find out who else is returning. In the meantime, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the latest release again.
The boys Season 3 is currently streaming on Prime Video.
RELATED: ‘The Boys’: Eric Kripke Reveals What It Would Take To Push Homelander Over the Edge