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The Boys Season 4: What We Know So Far

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Amazon Prime Video’s hit series The Boys returned for Season 4 this week. It has been almost a full 2 years since Season 3 finished in memorable fashion with main antagonist Homelander showing the public his true colors, and there are a slew of new characters already introduced in Season 4. 

If you’ve never watched The Boys before, it is a comic book adaptation of a story by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson about a group of vigilantes who try to take down a group of individuals with superpowers known as the Supes. While the Supes are seen as heroic by the public, they are actually very corrupt and do the bidding for the Vought corporation.

All 24 episodes from Seasons 1-3 are available on Amazon Prime, so you should definitely check that out if you never have. But for those caught up, here is everything we know about Season 4 so far.

Warning: Some spoilers ahead for episodes 1-3 of Season 4 of The Boys.

When Does Season 4 of The Boys Start?

Season 4 of The Boys premiered on Amazon Prime Video on June 13, 2024. The first 3 episodes are available now, and episodes 4-8 will air weekly on Thursdays through July 18, 2024.

Episodes from all seasons can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

What’s Going on in Season 4 of The Boys? (WARNING: SPOILERS)

Since it has been 2 years since The Boys last aired, we could use a refresher on what was going on at the end of a busy Season 3.

The main plot revolved around Homelander finding out that Soldier Boy is his biological father, and he killed Black Noir for withholding that information from him.

Starlight, now going by Annie, has left the Seven and joined The Boys. She recorded Homelander confessing to his various crimes, and she has gained a large following of supporters. At a rally, a Starlight supporter throws something at Homelander’s son Ryan, prompting Homelander to murder him in public, leading to an instant meme:

However, part of the crowd was very pleased by this. When Season 4 picks up, Homelander is on trial for murder and starting to face a mid-life crisis after noticing white hairs on his body. He devises a plan to murder 3 of his followers and make it look like Starlight supporters did it as the verdict of not guilty is reached in Homelander’s murder trial.

We also discover that Billy the Butcher only has 6 months to live, and that Neuman may be invulnerable. The Boys’ plans to expose her do not go well. She is also inching closer to her plan to take over the White House and become the President.

Without giving away too many spoilers, let’s just say A-Train may be switching loyalties next, and don’t be shocked when you hear Ryan’s puberty voice, see a very sexual reference to The Human Centipede, and expect a cameo by the actor who played your favorite anchorman from San Diego.

Also, Black Noir speaks now as his replacement, played by the same actor (Nathan Mitchell) as previous seasons, grapples with trying to fit in with the Seven.

Who Are the New Characters in The Boys Season 4?

Season 4 of The Boys has already introduced a few new main characters who will play a significant role in the battle between the Boys and the Supes.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, famous for playing Negan in The Walking Dead, plays CIA agent Joe Kessler, who apparently has a history with Butcher and wants to help the Boys take down the Supes.

A new member of the Seven is Sister Sage, played by Susan Heyward (Orange Is the New Black). Her power is that she’s the smartest and potentially the most dangerous person in the world. She has already taken on a mentor-like role to Homelander.

Another addition to the Seven is Firecracker, played by Valorie Curry (The Tick). She is not as powerful as Stormfront was, but she riles up support for Homelander and Vought with an Alex Jones type of political commentary in the media. She also has a personal beef with Annie/Starlight stemming from a high school incident.

Fans are already taking an interest in the new characters.

What Is the Reception for The Boys Season 4?

There were early reports that critical reception of Season 4 of The Boys was at its lowest level of the series, though that was only by a small margin and based on a minimal number of reviews at Rotten Tomatoes.

As of Saturday morning, The Boys Season 4 is certified fresh with a 94% rating based on 73 reviews. This is on par with Season 2 (97%) and Season 3 (98%), and it is a higher rating than Season 1 (85%).

If you have enjoyed the show up to this point, Season 4 should be right up your alley too as it is still mixing extreme violence with more political satire than ever before, and the actors continue to do a great job. The new cast members are also fun additions so far.

The Future of The Boys

Prior to the Season 4 premiere of The Boys, series frontrunner Eric Kripke announced on X/Twitter that the show has been picked up for a 5th season, which will be the last for this show that debuted in 2019 and survived COVID-19 and a writer’s strike in 2023.

Kripke noted that 5 seasons was always his plan, and the expected payoff to the series is settling this business between Butcher and Homelander. There is no timetable for the release of the 5th and final season, but you can probably expect it by 2026.

For now, we’ll just enjoy what’s left of Season 4 of The Boys.

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