'The Boys' Season 4 on Amazon Prime: Cast, date, plot, and all the latest buzz about hit superhero series

'The Boys' Season 4 on Amazon Prime: Cast, date, plot, and all the latest buzz about hit superhero series
A still from 'The Boys' Season 3 (Amazon Prime Video)

'The Boys' Season 3 comes to an explosive end leaving quite a few threads untied. With Season 4 already confirmed and set to go on floors next month, the hit Amazon Prime show will now see some massive changes ringing in. For starters, the Seven are no longer the Seven, while the boys seemed to have a happy ending, save for Karl Urban's Butcher whose necessary prolonged usage of the Temp V has numbered his days. The latest season will focus on the character's journey while also shaking up Homelander's future in a big way.

Season 3 ended with the death of Noir. Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) narrowly pulled through and lost an eye and her powers in the process. Soldier Boy has gone back to being on the ice. The country has still embraced Homelander as their leader and the Boys welcome Starlight as part of the team. That's a lot to take in, but it sets the tone for an epic Season 4, and here's what we know about it so far.


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Who is starring in 'The Boys' Season 4?

Expect the major players and some of the new faces to return. Antony Starr will reprise his role as Homelander. Also joining will be Jack Quaid as Hughie Cambell, Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Erin Moriarty as Annie/Starlight, Jessie T Usher as A-Train, Chace Crawford as The Deep, Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Colby Minifie as Ashley, and Cameron Crovetti as Ryan.

There's no confirmation if Jensen Ackles and Dominique McElligott will return as Soldier Boy and Queen Maeve. Still, with the two surviving despite the massive explosion that ends the Vought showdown, the window is left open for a potential comeback in Season 4.

A still from 'The Boys' Season 3 Episode 4 (Amazon Prime Video)

When will 'The Boys' Season 4 release?

While there is no confirmation about an official release date, 'The Boys' usually arrives at the midway mark of the year. With Season 3 taking 16 months — six for production, and ten for post-production before releasing in June, expect a similar move even for Season 4.

What is the plot of 'The Boys' Season 4?

Butcher's imminent death will be one of the major storylines. With Homelander, A-Train, and the Deep being the surviving members of the Seven, Vought will look to introduce new heroes into the mix. Neuman will be the crucial antagonist in the next season, with Homelander siding with her. The final minutes see the Boys target the VP candidate next and that coupled with taking down a psychotic Homelander will be the other things the show will tackle.


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Latest news about 'The Boys' Season 4

Karl Urban gives a season four production update

Talking to Collider, Urban said that the show will resume in mid-to-late August, and he's mighty amped to reunite with the cast and crew for another season of the anti-superhero show. He revealed the start date. "Yeah, we're starting I think August the 22nd, we're going to be starting season four. So I'm getting back, getting my Butcher back on, and I can't wait. It's a fun gang to play with, we work hard and play hard, and I can't wait to see where they take the characters from where we leave them at the end of this season," he said.

"I have no idea (the plot of the show). So that'll tell you something, but yeah, not too far away," he opined. "I mean, I expect that we'll... I'm actually going to be seeing Kripke next week and I expect conversations will start to happen about what he's got in store. I like to give them the respect of being able to do their writing process and not be harassed by actors going, 'What are we doing?' But I can't wait. They always come up with insane stuff, so yeah, it's going to be fun," he added. 

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