Only one week after the three-episode premiere of the third season, Amazon Prime Video smelled the success and already renewed The Boys for the fourth season, which was always expected, but TVLine definitely confirms it.
Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s homonymous comic book, The Boys series first premiered in July 2019, and the second season premiered in September 2020. The series received critical acclaim for its writing, storyline, humor, and the performances, particularly of Karl Urban, who plays Billy Butcher, and Antony Starr, who plays Butcher’s mortal enemy Homelander, a psychopathic superhero who isn’t what the public thinks he is, and only Butcher’s team can uncover the secrets and corruption behind Vought, a company which monetized the Seven, a group of not-really-good superheroes led by the psychopathic supe Homelander.
The third season premiered last Friday with the first three episodes, and the fourth episode dropped on Prime Video today. New episodes will keep dropping every Friday until the season finale on July 8. Amazon revealed that, in the first three days, the third season had 17% more viewership than Season 2 and 234% more than Season 1, which shows the popularity of the series is still increasing.
The showrunner Eric Kripke shared a statement following the Season 4 announcement:
“Speaking for the cast and crew, we’re so grateful to Sony, Amazon, and most of all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to make more. We’re thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys’ fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as comment on the insane world we’re living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success.” — Eric Kripke
The first four episodes of The Boys Season 3 can now be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.