THE BOYS Season 4 Drops a Clip With Butcher Trying to Save Ryan From Homelander

The Boys hit Prime Video back in 2019 and TV hasn’t been quite the same since. Over the past three seasons we’ve watched a band of morally corrupt supes maim, kill, and completely destroy lives without remorse. And, no matter how much the Boys try to mitigate the Seven’s impact, it seems that nothing can stop the worst of them all— Homelander—from becoming an increasing threat. So, what does the future hold for these characters? That remains to be fully seen next season.

Based on this first-look clip, we do know that Ryan is still with Homelander and doesn’t intend on leaving any time soon. We also know that Butcher is legit dying because Homelander can see a black mass swirling around his brain. Oof.

Here’s everything we know about The Boys season four so far. 

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The Boys Season Four’s Plot 

Here’s a quick synopsis for The Boys season four:

In Season Four, the world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power. Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son as well as his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late.

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We also have an awesome trailer and it is very on brand. Homelander has some new friends and they are as twisted as he is. And there’s some cameos from Gen V as well.

Showrunner Eric Kripke’s previously told Deadline that the Gen V college spinoff would affect the events of The Boys season four. Now that Gen V has come to an end—after featuring multiple cameos from the original show—we have a better idea how it might. Gen V featured the creation of a deadly supe-killing virus which Victoria Neuman now possesses. The Boys know about it, though, and Billy Butcher personally inspected The Woods, the experimental Vought lab facility beneath Godolkin University. Homelander also locked up some truly heroic young supes, who might now be ready to take on Vought if they can escape from the company.

There are also these fun posters with Butcher and Homelander being their glorious selves. Kripke also notes that this season is the craziest one yet. That’s intriguing and also terrifying.

We do know that there will be copious amounts of fighting, as these posters suggest. I just wanna know who that is with the American flag painted on their face and bunny ears. A Starlight supporter, perhaps? Also, Homelander is very scary on his own poster.

Read more about the connections between both shows and what they mean for The Boys’ fourth season.

In the meantime, we have the title of episode one for The Boys upcoming fourth season.

Behind the Scenes 

Eric Kripke will continue to be the showrunner for The Boys season four. The season began filming in August 2022.

The Boys Season Four’s Cast

The titular crew is coming back for another round with Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Tomer Capone (Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), and Erin Moriarty (Starlight) reprising their roles. From the evil supes (and those who support them) side, Antony Starr (Homelander), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Colby Minifie (Ashley Barrett), and Claudia Doumit (Victoria Neuman) will return. Giancarlo Esposito will also make his way back onto the show. It’s not clear if Dominique McElligott will return as Queen Maeve. But we do know that Black Noir actor Nathan Mitchell will return as a new person in that infamous suit. 

We have some questions about what’s going on with the Seven. Entertainment Weekly shared a new image of the supe team, which includes some new faces we are shocked to see like Sister Sage and Firecracker. So much for Marie Moreau becoming the first Black woman of the Seven, not that she’d want to at this point anyway.

There’s also the new Black Noir, and we aren’t sure if he’s someone we haven’t met before or perhaps someone like Sam Riordan in the suit. Who will be the seventh member considering Starlight is one of the Boys now? Maybe Cate Dunlap is stepping into that role.

In August 2022, Variety revealed that Cameron Crovetti—who plays Ryan—will be upped to a series regular. Newcomers Valorie Curry and Susan Hayward will portray Firecracker and Sister Sage. They are not comic book characters, so fans will have to wait and see how they fit into the season’s puzzle. Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join the cast, too. We still don’t know anything about his character but he doesn’t seem to be a supe.

The Boys Season Four’s Release Date 

The Boys season four will hit Prime Video on June 13 with its first three episodes followed by weekly releases for the rest of the season.

Originally published on October 10, 2022.

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