If superhero fatigue is starting, boys Makes a perfect antidote. Ultra-violent, absurd and often disturbing, Prime Video’s gripping drama is a satire of neat heroes like Captain America and Superman.
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Based on the comic series by Garth Ennis and Derrick Robertson, it gives as much screentime to its bloody punch-up as Karl Urban’s wonky Cockney accent. As its third season comes to a close, here’s everything we know about the fourth…
Is boys Is Season Four Confirmed?
Amazon Officially Updated boys for a fourth season in June, shortly after the release of the fourth episode of season three.
In a statement, show creator Eric Kripke said: “Speaking for the cast and crew, we are extremely grateful to Sony, Amazon and all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to create more.
On behalf of the cast and crew, thank you for embracing our messy little show and making it a hit beyond our wildest dreams. we love #boys And it means the world that you do too. love you all writing back to work now #TheBoysTV Season 4. (📷from) @TheBoysTV @primevideo @sptv pic.twitter.com/dFJfQWoW7E
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) 10 July 2022
“We are thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys’ battle against Homelander and The Seven, as well as comment on the crazy world we live in. Plus, this is the first time in history that a genital explosion has resulted in And there has been success.”
Has the release date been announced?
not officially, but there is a pattern
A release date is yet to be announced, although it is likely that we may see a fourth batch of episodes in 2023.
There was a gap of almost a year between the first and second seasons in July 2019 and September 2020 respectively. The third season, subject to delays due to the pandemic, was released two years later in June 2022. If the fourth season returns to the original schedule, minus any horrific world events, a 2023 release date seems possible.
talking to collider, Karl Urban also confirmed that filming on the fourth season will begin in August. “We’re starting I think on August 22nd, we’re going to start season four,” Urban said. “So I’m back, getting my butcher back, and I can’t wait.”
What have the producers said about the story in season four?
Let’s Get (More) Political
The season three finale offered pointers to the direction of season four. Victoria Newman (Claudia Daumit), under the thumb of Homelander (Anthony Starr), is on her way to becoming the US Vice President, an echo of the story in the comics between President Dakota Bob and Victor Newman, the former CEO and Vice President of Watt.
talking to time limit Regarding Newman’s trajectory on the show, Kripke said: “One of the endgame storylines in the books to which we always responded was the notion that the Vice President was literally gunning for the President and that the President was in mortal danger. If the Vice President takes office, he will [to] All intents and purposes there should be a Watt Plant, which was the kind of lore between Dakota Bob and Newman in the comics.
“We’re moving our chess pieces to play a version of that story because it feels like the highest possible bet, especially as Homelander is becoming more and more unattractive from reality.”
a recurring theme boys Homelander and Billy the Butcher’s ex-wife Becca’s son Ryan has a fight. At the end of season three, Ryan makes his choice with his superhero father, who has since publicly introduced him to the world, despite Billy’s efforts to keep him away from Homelander.
According to Kripke, the feud over Ryan will continue into season four. talking to metacritiche added: “Certainly a lot of next season’s story is both Homelander and Butcher fighting against Ryan. It becomes like a custody battle with apocalyptic stakes. Will Ryan go to the light or will Ryan go to the shadows? ?
“In many ways, season three was about fathers, and so, season four has some stories that are about sons.”
If you need some reassurance, though, Kripke has said that Homelander will eventually die at some point, though it’s unclear whether that might happen in the fourth season.
“There’s no way the series will end without the Homelander dying,” Kripke said. “I’m not comfortable keeping that man alive in the universe. We have to do something!”
Are Meow, Soldier Boy and Black Noir Gone for Good?
hope to all, kind
The three main characters departed the show in various ways at the end of season three. Maeve (Dominic McElligot), after seemingly sacrificing herself, is seen alive, but has lost all her powers after the devastating explosion of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles). She is seen back with her ex-girlfriend, Elena, as she eventually leaves New York to escape the Homelander.
Meanwhile Soldier Boy is returned to the cold storage where he started, and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) is brutally killed by Homelander after he learns that Noir is having an affair with Soldier Boy. knew about it and kept it a secret.
talking to time limit, Kripke said there is a chance that all three could come back in some capacity. “We certainly wouldn’t get to the end of the series without seeing Maeve again,” Kripke said. “I hope we see Soldier Boy again.
“You know, for example, for Maeve, we really felt like Annie/Starlight (Erin Moriarty) was really evolving, we needed to remove her protector. It started to get difficult narratively because Every time she was in a really tight spot, you know, Maeve could show up and kick some ass, and we need Annie to be in a position where she could be in real danger. Can’t figure it out for myself.”
When asked about Black Noir, Kripke said: “Here I will say without spoiling anything, which is that particular person that Black Noir is dead. His organs are out everywhere, but when you have a whole It’s easy enough to recreate a silent, completely masked hero.”
Are there any spin-offs in the works?
meet the next generation
Earlier this year, a compilation byproduct titled Boys Presents: Satanic was released, covering unexplored areas of the main show’s universe. Each episode was presented in a different tone and animation style, with stories written by the likes of Seth Rogen, Awkwafina, Andy Samberg, Aisha Tyler and Justin Roiland.
A second spin-off was officially confirmed by Amazon in July. live-action series, title Gen Vhas been described as “part college show, part”. hunger games“and Hormonal explores the lives of competitive super as they put their physical, sexual and moral limits to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities”.
Let us introduce you to Gen V, the Boys College spinoff, in the works with this fantastic group. pic.twitter.com/OOKjjqb87y
— The Boys (@TheBoysTV) 15 July 2022
Gen V An exciting cast also includes Jazz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lizzie Broadway, Shelley Cohn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa German, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigosi.
A release date is yet to be announced. As filming began in May 2022, it is expected to release in 2023.
Gen V Also set to show some crossover with the timeline of the main show. talking to time limit when the show was known as universityKripke, an executive producer on the spin-off, said: “There’s definitely crossover, and we’re doing our best to design a universe that looks at some of the issues and storylines in season three in the first season. university,
“Like there’s a presidential campaign happening in the background of that season, and there’s some things happening at that school that are both in response to season three. boys, There’s Soldier Boy, etc., but there’s also some new storylines that are happening in that season of the spin-off that we have to pick up and get into season four of the show. ,