The Boys Season 4: What We Know About The Next Season

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The Boys Season 3 wrapped up its final episode in July 2022. Through its eight episodes, we saw some intense and bloody moments, including some crazy scenes in “Herogasm," and so much more. Now we’re waiting for the Prime Video series to return with its fourth season.

That’s right, Season 4 of The Boys is confirmed to be happening. Prime Video was quick to renew this major hit for the platform, which we consider to be one of the best Prime Video original shows, so it’s no surprise we’re all just waiting for The Boys Season 4. If you’re like me and you are anxiously wondering what is going to happen next, here is what we know so far about the next season.

What Is The Boys Season 4 Premiere Date?

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While Season 4 of The Boys has been announced, we don’t know the exact date of when the next season will drop, but we do know that The Boys Season 4 will release at some point in 2024. This was confirmed by a teaser on the official The Boys Twitter page, which features Homelander and Butcher in two new posters, featuring the date, 2024:

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This is a great addition to our 2024 TV schedule, and a great thing to look forward to as the new year comes. 

The Main Cast Is Expected To Return

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While nothing has been confirmed regarding cast, we can all pretty much expect that several cast members will come back. Two people that are surely coming back are Karl Urban and Jack Quaid, as they posted a picture to Instagram the day filming began in August 2022. 

Hughie’s Parents Have Been Cast

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Another new piece of news that has come out is that the parents of Hughie are going to be coming into the fray for Season 4. According to Prime Video (via Collider), Simon Pegg is going to be returning as Hughie's father, but the new news is that Rosemarie Dewitt is taking on the role of Hughie's mother, a newcomer to The Boys.

Two New Supes Have Joined The Cast

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If you were hoping that there were going to be some new Supes in Season 4 of The Boys, get ready. According to IGN in October 2022, it was confirmed that two new Supes were joining the show. Susan Heyward will play Sister Sage, and Valorie Curry will play Firecracker. We’re not sure who these characters are going to be in terms of the story, but we sure are excited. 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joined The Cast In An Undisclosed Role

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This was something that seriously had me smiling for a whole entire day. According to Deadline in August 2022, it’s been confirmed that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be hopping on The Boys cast for Season 4, in an undisclosed role, and that it would be a recurring guest star role. 

This isn’t the first time that Morgan and The Boys showrunner, Eric Kripke, have worked together, having previously paired up for another popular show, Supernatural, on the CW. In that show, he also acted alongside Jensen Ackles, who portrayed Soldier Boy in The Boys.

Prior to the news being confirmed, Kripke spoke about how much Morgan was a fan of the show in an interview with E! News in June 2022, saying that they were trying to figure something out for him. 

Morgan even shared his excitement over the role, tweeting out how excited he was.  

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Morgan certainly does have a busy schedule, most recently with his main role in The Walking Dead cast, where he has played Negan for several years and reprised the role in The Walking Dead: Dead City in Summer 2023. However, it’s super exciting to see him come to another gory, fun-as-hell show, and I can’t wait to see who he plays. In March 2023, Morgan even posted a selfie on Twitter at The Boys filming area, captioning the tweet, "At work."

Also announced in December 2022 was that another Supernatural alumni was coming to The Boys, and that's Rob Benedict. His role has been kept under wraps but wouldn't that be amazing to see both of them in the same scene together?

Judging from Jensen Ackles comments in an interview with Awards Radar, he said that Soldier Boy is "not dead" in Season 4, so does that mean we could get the ultimate Supernatural reunion? Only time will tell, but it makes me even more excited to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan included.

The Boys Season 4 Takes Place Shortly After Gen V’s Finale

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As mentioned before, 2023 saw the release of Gen V, which, if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out, because it’s so good. And now, according to an interview with Variety in November 2023, both Eric Kriple and Michele Fazekas confirmed that the events of the Gen V Season 1 finale take place mere days before the beginning of The Boys Season 4, and that it sets everything up:

In our minds, it’s only a couple of days after whatever the events are of “Gen V.” We try to keep the timeline super simple because all that folding-in-on-itself timeline stuff that I think other comic book universes find themselves having to do is just bewildering for me as a viewer. So it’s all very modular. It’s like there’s Season 3 of “The Boys,” and then after that “Gen V” takes place, and then after that “The Boys” Season 4 takes place. And then after that, “Gen V” Season 2 takes place. It’s all more like cars on a train than it is a plate of spaghetti.

This just makes me want to rewatch Gen V even more to get hyped for Season 4 of The Boys, because it sounds like there’s going to be a lot of overlap and I am here for it. 

Newman Will Be A “Big Concern” For The Boys In Season 4

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For those who don’t remember, Victoria Neuman is a congresswoman who is running for president, and is willing to do anything in order to sway the public in her favor. She fights against Vought, but also works secretly with them behind the scenes to take out bad supes. With her power rising, she’s taken on a new form of taking out supers – a virus that was engineered in Gen V that can turn airborne and kill supes. 

In an interview with Men’s Health in November 2023, both Michele Fazekas and Eric Kripke revealed that Neuman, who had a minor role in Gen V but certainly made an impact, is going to be a “big concern” for Season 4 of The Boys, especially after obtaining that deadly virus from Gen V:

Victoria Neuman, and the presidential election, is a big concern of Season 4. The virus is a big concern of Season 4.

Newman, who had been a major character in Season 3 of The Boys as well, is going to be an interesting addition to this franchise – and cause a lot of chaos, I feel. 

Butcher Also Knows About The Virus From Gen V

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Something else that was also confirmed from the Gen V finale that will lead directly into The Boys Season 4 is that while Newman thought she could keep the virus a secret, Butcher already knows. Eric Kripke confirmed this an interview with Entertainment Weekly about the Gen V finale in November 2023, and that it would play an important role in Season 4 of The Boys:

Butcher's aware that this virus is out there. We knew that we wanted that to be part of the season 4 story. My writers' room pitched: 'Can we see [Butcher] at Godolkin and find out about the virus?' And then, 'Well, why don't we make that the moment at the end of Gen V so he's hot on its trail?'

I seriously think it’s time for you to watch Gen V if you haven’t because this is about to be a wild ride. 

Black Noir Is Going To Be “Whole New Character” In Season 4

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in July 2022, showrunner Eric Kripke confirms that Black Noir is very much going to be in Season 4, played by the same man, Nathan Mitchell, but the literal character beneath the mask is going to be a different person. 

Mitchell will play a different character who wears the Black Noir suit. It's definitely not the last we've seen of Black Noir as a hero. It's just that the guy who was inside [the Noir suit] in season 3, he's gone. But we have Nathan playing a really interesting and hilarious character who wears the suit next season.

So that means that Black Noir isn’t going to be completely gone - just the last guy that portrayed Black Noir is gone now. I’m eager to see exactly who this new character is going to be - and what he’ll bring to the table after the craziness that was the last season. 

The Carnage In Season 4 Is Going To Be ‘Surprising’ To Everyone

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The Boys has always prided itself on being your not-so-typical superhero show, straight from the first couple of minutes of the first episode of Season 1. But how far can The Boys take it with its carnage? According to Jessie T. Usher, the audience is going to be quite surprised. 

In an interview with Collider September 2022, Usher spoke about the upcoming season, which they are filming in Toronto, saying that Season 4 is going to be unlike anything we have ever seen in terms of carnage for the show’s standards. 

I can’t say if it’s more or less. What I can say is it’s surprising. It’s surprising. It’s surprising for everyone. That’s all I can say!

I won’t lie, this sort of scares me because I really didn’t think we could get any bloodier than Season 3 because wowie was that season a lot when it came to carnage and how much fighting there was, but here’s hoping that Season 4 will find a way to somehow top that – whether it be less or more. 

A VFX supervisor for the show, Stephan Fleet, also admitted on Twitter that he can’t “unsee” what he just saw during Season 4’s production. And then, in an interview with Esquire in July 2023, Jack Quaid confirmed that the new season is the most “intense” that they’ve ever shot:

It's my favorite season we've ever shot. It's a very intense season. You really get to mine the depth of every character—and it still has those 'What just happened?!' moments. Audiences are still going to be surprised and will be really into the direction that it takes. We take some chances that I think are really awesome. It's our best one yet.

I need 2024 to get her sooner, please.  

Butcher’s Life Is A “Ticking Time Clock” In Season 4

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At the end of The Boys Season 3, Butcher (Karl Urban) is on a bit of a time-crunch. Informed by a doctor at the very end of the episode, he’s told that he has about 12 to 18 months to live, due to the effects of Temp V in his system. And now, he has amends to make, and a boy to somehow save from Homelander, since Ryan is now distant from him after Butcher snapped at him in Episode 3.

Eric Kripke, in an interview with Variety in July 2022, talked about Butcher’s storyline in Season 4, and that now, his life is a bit of a “ticking time clock” and that he needs to fix what he’s done before it’s too late. 

That’s part of the fun of getting into Season 4, which we’re just figuring out for this, but he’s got a crazy ticking clock. He’s got so much to do that he hasn’t done. And everything that he’s tried to do up to this point has exploded in the most horrible way. What we find fascinating about the question we’re asking about Butcher is, is he self-aware enough to realize that he’s causing his own misfortune? Is he self-aware enough to actually see if he can change? Those are some of the interesting conversations we’re starting to have for Season 4.

With Butcher’s grim future ahead, who knows if he’ll be able to turn his life around. Maybe he’ll even somehow make it out of this alive - but with how many deaths happen on The Boys, I wouldn’t be surprised if this show ended with his. 

Starlight May Be Trying A Different Way To Seek Justice

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During the Season 3 ending of The Boys, Starlight both physically and mentally threw away her uniform, deciding that it was better to try and find justice by working with the Boys rather than trying to take them down from the inside out. In an interview with Newsweek in July 2022, Erin Moriarty, the actress behind Starlight (Annie), spoke about that decision, and how it’s going to be a big catalyst for her character going forward. 

I loved throwing that cape down a trash chute symbolically. I gave up my cape, I threw it down the trash chute. I think it's great, I think that she's realized that wearing a mask is not the way that she's gonna go about seeking justice, fighting crime, doing all the things that she wants to do

Moriarty would further say that this releasing of her mask and her costume was going to be something that would define her moving forward. 

I love that because I feel like the release of that façade and that mask is going to be very defining for her and liberating for her.

Here’s hoping that Starlight learns to fly more with those powers that we saw at the end of Season 3 and she fights with The Boys more. 

The Ryan Plotline Will Be Like 'Kramer vs. Kramer Meets Avengers: Endgame,' According To Eric Kripke

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As mentioned before, Ryan, Homelander’s biological son, seems to be forming a bond with Homelander, and leaning away from Butcher, who lashed out at him after the death of Ryan's mother. And now, from the sound of it, the future for this story arc is going to be like the legendary Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman movie, Kramer vs. Kramer with an Avengers: Endgame twist. 

In the same interview from Variety about the Season 3 finale, Eric Kripke talked about the storyline between Homelander, Butcher and Ryan, and how important it is that Butcher gets Ryan back on his side. 

And then Ryan. Ryan is a really important piece of the story because he’s half Becca, half Homelander. If Butcher can figure out how to get his shit together and get the kid back, that could be the single best weapon they have against Homelander. But vice versa. If Homelander wins the kid over, that’s apocalyptic because then there’s two Homelanders. It’s like a child drama with apocalyptic stakes. It’s like “Kramer vs. Kramer” meets “Avengers: Endgame.” So that will be a really rich story moving forward.

I mean, the last thing I want is two Homelanders’ so please, Butcher, get your stuff together in Season 4. I don’t want another version of the worst Supe imaginable. 

Filming Has Finished

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While Season 4 of the show is a bit away, The Boys has finally finished filming. Karl Urban mentioned in an interview with Collider in July 2022 that they expected to start filming in late 2022, specifically around the end of August.

Not that long after, it was confirmed that filming and production had started on Season 4 from several stars on Instagram, via GamesRadar, where they would share their excitement for the beginning of next season. 

In April 2022, the official The Boys Twitter page posted a picture celebrating the end of filming, saying that they had just finished filming the craziest stuff that they could "legally" be allowed to put on our television screens - so we're getting closer by the day!

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The Boys' Showrunner Says That Season 4 Won't Be The End

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If you were hoping that Season 4 isn't going to be the end of The Boys, you would be right, because it looks like Eric Kripke is prepping even more bloody goodness for us. 

In a Tweet that he posted on Twitter in February 2023, Kripke said that they were prepping the finale of Season 4 of The Boys, but that it most certainly wasn't the "series finale," saying that there will be more for fans to look forward to. 

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This makes me even more excited for The Boys Season 4, but I'm almost concerned as to how much bloodier it could get. Whatever the case, I'm here for it.

What are you looking forward to the most in the upcoming season of The Boys? Will our burning questions be answered? As long as it's not more strange bestiality from The Deep and and some squid, I think we’ll all be on the same page.

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