The Boys Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything You Need to Know

by Tara Price

12th August, 2023

The Boys Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything You Need to Know

The Boys Season 4: A Deeper Dive into the Dark Side of Superhero Fame

The Boys has always been a show that defies conventions. While the world is awash with superhero tales, this Amazon Prime Video gem delves into the murkier waters of the genre. As we gear up for Season 4, let’s take a unique look at what sets this show apart and what we can expect from the upcoming episodes.

The Legacy of The Boys

Drawing inspiration from the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys offers a satirical take on the superhero world. It’s not just about capes and heroics; it’s a mirror to society, reflecting issues like corporate greed, media manipulation, and the intoxicating allure of power.

What Made Season 3 Stand Out?

The third season left viewers reeling with its unexpected twists. The revelation of the true identity of the Church of the Collective’s leader was a masterstroke in storytelling. Introducing characters like Soldier Boy, a relic from World War II, and Victoria Neuman, the congresswoman with secrets, added layers to an already intricate plot.

The Heart of Season 4: Butcher vs. Homelander

Speaking to IGN, showrunner Eric Kripke hints that some of the focus of The Boys season 4 will be squarely on the fallout from Homelander and Ryan reuniting – and how Butcher reacts to that.

If allowed to raise Ryan, he will raise Ryan to be a second Homelander, which will have apocalyptic stakes. If he stays in that environment, he’s on his way to becoming another Homelander,” Kripke said. “And so I think it’s a hint at what one of the major conflicts in season four will be, which is Butcher and Homelander having this battle over Ryan.”

Kripke stated that the next season will also largely focus on the rise of Victoria Neuman. A morally grey supe in the White House that can kill anyone instantly will likely be an issue for both Vought and The Boys.

When is The Boys Season 4 coming out?

The official release date for The Boys Season 4 has not been announced yet, but it is expected to premiere sometime in 2023. The production for the fourth season began in June 2021 and is still ongoing as of August 2023. According to showrunner Eric Kripke, the fourth season will consist of eight episodes, like the previous seasons.

Who is on the cast of The Boys Season 4?

The main cast of The Boys Season 4 will include Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, the leader of the Boys who has a personal vendetta against Homelander (Antony Starr), the leader of the Seven, and Vought’s premier superhero team.

Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell, a former member of the Boys who is now working for Neuman.

Erin Moriarty plays Annie January / Starlight, a member of the Seven who is secretly allied with Hughie and the Boys.

Laz Alonso as Marvin T. Milk / Mother’s Milk, a member of the Boys who is loyal to Butcher and has a family to protect.

Tomer Capon plays Frenchie, a member of the Boys who is an expert in weapons and explosives.

Karen Fukuhara plays Kimiko Miyashiro / The Female, a female member of the Boys who has superhuman strength and durability and communicates through sign language.

Antony Starr plays John / Homelander, the leader of the Seven, who has superhuman abilities and a twisted personality.

Dominique McElligott plays Maggie Shaw / Queen Maeve, a member of the Seven who is Homelander’s former lover and has superhuman strength and agility.

Jessie T. Usher plays Reggie Franklin (A-Train), a member of the Seven who has superhuman speed and was reinstated after exposing Stormfront’s (Aya Cash) Nazi past.

Chace Crawford plays Kevin Moskowitz / The Deep, a former member of the Seven who has aquatic abilities and was expelled after sexually assaulting Starlight.

Nathan Mitchell plays Black Noir, a mysterious member of the Seven who has superhuman strength and agility and is allergic to tree nuts.

Claudia Doumit plays Victoria Neuman, a congresswoman who is secretly a supe with telekinetic powers and can make people’s heads explode.

New Faces

The fourth season will see new additions to the cast, including Valorie Curry as Firecracker, Susan Heyward as Sister Sage, and confirmed appearances by Simon Pegg as Hugh Campbell Sr., Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Rob Benedict, and Elliot Knight.

Behind the Scenes

The fourth season began filming on August 23, 2022, with various cast members concluding their scenes in early 2023. Filming for the entire season wrapped up on April 12, 2023. The season is set to consist of eight episodes, with titles such as Department of Dirty Tricks and Assassination Run.

Release Delays

Eric Kripke, the showrunner, mentioned in a tweet on June 28, 2023, that the release of the new season is being withheld due to the ongoing WGA strike.

Season 4: Beyond the Hype

While the internet is buzzing with speculations and teasers, we’ve taken a different approach. Instead of rehashing known details, let’s delve into the thematic elements we hope to see:

  • The Origins of Power: With Soldier Boy’s introduction, we’re set to explore the genesis of superheroes in this universe. How did society’s perception of them evolve? What does it mean to be the “original” superhero?
  • The Human Behind the Super: Characters like Hughie Campbell and Annie January (Starlight) have always blurred the lines between hero and human. Their struggles with identity, love, and morality offer a refreshing contrast to the larger-than-life battles.
  • The Corporate Machine: Vought isn’t just a company; it’s a symbol of unchecked power and influence. As the series progresses, it will be fascinating to see more of its internal workings, politics, and the lengths it will go to maintain its image.

Why The Boys is More Relevant Now Than Ever

In today’s age of information overload and the blurring lines between fact and fiction, The Boys serves as a timely reminder of the dangers of blind adulation and the importance of questioning authority. It’s not just a show; it’s a commentary on our times.

The Boys Season 4 will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, like the previous seasons. You can sign up for a free trial or a monthly subscription to watch the show and enjoy other benefits such as free shipping, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more.

You can also catch up on the first three seasons of The Boys on Amazon Prime Video before the fourth season arrives.

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