In 2019, when the TV series The Boys first premiered, no one would’ve predicted that the series would eventually spawn a whole franchise. It’s been three years since the series first premiered, and so far we got three seasons of the main series, with the fourth one on the way, an animated anthology series, and the upcoming live-action spin-off series Varsity.
The third season of the main series was recently concluded, and the season received another round of praise and applause from both critics and fans. The fourth season is in development, but it will certainly take a while before we get it. The spin-off series Varsity is currently in production and it is likely that we’ll get the first season of the spin-off series before the main series returns. With another show joining the universe, just like with every other shared universe, the question about potential crossovers arose. In a recent interview with Deadline, showrunner Eric Kripke teased potential crossover and plot tie-ins between shows.
“There’s definitely crossover, and we’re doing our best to design a universe that sees some of the issues and storylines in Season 3 hand off to the first season in Varsity. Like there’s a presidential campaign happening in the background of that season, and there’s certain things that are happening at that school that are both in reaction to Season 3 of The Boys. There’s Soldier Boy, etcetera, but also some new storylines that are happening in that season of the spinoff that we have to pick up and take into Season 4 of the show.” — Eric Kripke for Deadline
The third season of the series ended on quite a note, and all the set-ups for the upcoming fourth season are promising us another ride full of twists and turns. The first three seasons of the main series are now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.