The Boys Season 4 Premieres on Amazon Prime Video

The Boys Season 4 Premieres on Amazon Prime Video

The highly anticipated fourth season of the American satirical superhero series, “The Boys,” premiered on Amazon Prime Video on June 13, 2024. Developed for television by Eric Kripke, this series is based on the comic books by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The new season is produced by Sony Pictures Television in collaboration with Point Grey Pictures, Original Film, Kripke Enterprises, Kickstart Entertainment, and KFL Nightsky Productions.

 

Star-Studded Cast Returns with New Faces

This season sees the return of many fan-favorite characters. Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, and Erin Moriarty are back to reprise their roles. They are joined by Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, Cameron Crovetti, Valorie Curry, and Susan Heyward. In an exciting twist, Nathan Mitchell, who played the original Black Noir, returns as a new Black Noir character. Valorie Curry and Susan Heyward join the cast as series regulars, adding fresh dynamics to the storyline.

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Plot Intensifies with Political Intrigue

In the fourth season, Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to achieving a significant political milestone: the Oval Office. Under the control of Homelander, her rise to power adds a new layer of tension. Meanwhile, Billy Butcher, who has only months to live, must rally The Boys to save the world from impending doom. The stakes are higher than ever, promising viewers an intense and gripping season.

 

The Boys Season 4 Episodes and Release Dates

No. overall No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original release date
25 1 “Department of Dirty Tricks” Phil Sgriccia David Reed June 13, 2024
26 2 “Life Among the Septics” TBA Jessica Chou June 13, 2024
27 3 “We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying Here” TBA Ellie Monahan June 13, 2024
28 4 “Wisdom of the Ages” TBA Geoff Aull June 20, 2024
29 5 “Beware the Jabberwock, My Son” TBA Judalina Neira June 27, 2024
30 6 “Dirty Business” TBA Anslem Richardson July 4, 2024
31 7 “The Insider” TBA Paul Grellong July 11, 2024
32 8 “Assassination Run” Eric Kripke[3] Jessica Chou & David Reed July 18, 2024

 

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Production and Filming Details

The production of the fourth season commenced on August 23, 2022. Despite facing delays due to the WGA strike, filming wrapped up on April 12, 2023. Notable cast member Simon Pegg finished his scenes by January 18, 2023, and Antony Starr completed his filming by April 4, 2023. The delay in the release was addressed by Eric Kripke, who stated that the new season’s premiere would wait until the resolution of the WGA strike.

 

Release Schedule and Viewing Experience

“The Boys” season four kicked off with the release of its first three episodes on June 13, 2024. Following this, episodes will be available weekly on Amazon Prime Video. This staggered release schedule aims to maintain viewer engagement and anticipation. Fans can look forward to regular doses of the show’s signature blend of dark humor, action, and social commentary.

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Critical Reception and Audience Response

The fourth season of “The Boys” has been met with positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an approval rating of 85% based on 48 reviews. The critics’ consensus praises the season for its grim yet satirical take on modern society, stating, “Boxing in the political arena with a bloodied smile, The Boys’ fourth season is grim and even a little glum while holding up a cracked mirror towards modern society.” On Metacritic, the season has a score of 76 out of 100, indicating “generally favorable” reviews.

 

Looking Ahead

As the season unfolds, viewers can expect “The Boys” to continue delivering its unique brand of storytelling. With a mix of returning characters and new faces, the series promises to explore deeper themes and more complex narratives. The show’s ability to blend satire with superhero tropes keeps it fresh and relevant, ensuring it remains a favorite among fans. As Billy Butcher and The Boys face new challenges, the audience is in for a thrilling ride that pushes the boundaries of the genre.

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