We finally have a new trailer for The Boys season 4 - and it looks as gruesome as ever!


The upcoming season of the Prime Video show catches up with our supes on the campaign trail - and it's not looking good, with Victoria Neuman, who's in line for Vice President, under Homelander's (Antony Starr) thumb.

Meanwhile, Butcher (Karl Urban) is meeting up with a mysterious new character, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

We're also expecting a few crossovers after the end of Gen V season 1, which saw a surprise cameo from Butcher.

So, without further ado, here's everything we know about The Boys season 4 so far.

The Boys season 4 release date speculation

So far, we only know that the season is coming in 2024, as confirmed in the recent trailer.

However, it appears that everything is ready to go, so we'd assume it's coming quite early in the year.

Chace Crawford as Kevin Moskowitz / The Deep in The Boys, with Kevin on his phone
Chace Crawford as Kevin Moskowitz/The Deep in The Boys. Amazon Prime Video

The Boys was officially renewed for a fourth season on Friday 10th June 2022, just one week after season 3 premiered on Prime Video with strong reviews and fan engagement.

Some fans have theorised that the show was nearing its natural conclusion during season 3, but Eric Kripke refused to weigh in when quizzed by RadioTimes.com, citing his past claim that Supernatural would end after five seasons (it ran for 15 in total).

He said: "As the person who was literally the most wrong in the world of how long a show should go – like, there's no showrunner in the history of the medium who has ever been so wrong about when his show was going to end – I would say that I've learned well from that mistake, and I don't really give away where my endpoints are anymore."

The Boys season 4 cast: Who could return?

Jensen Ackles and Jack Quaid as Soldier Boy and Hughie Campbell in The Boys, standing, looking out into the distance
Jensen Ackles and Jack Quaid as Soldier Boy and Hughie Campbell in The Boys. Amazon Studios

The returning cast of The Boys is as below:

  • Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell
  • Karl Urban as Billy Butcher
  • Erin Moriarty as Annie/Starlight
  • Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk
  • Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko
  • Tomer Capone as Serge/Frenchie
  • Antony Starr as Homelander
  • Chace Crawford as The Deep
  • Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett
  • Simon Pegg as Hugh Campbell Snr
  • Olivia Morandin as Zoe Neuman
  • Jim Beaver as Robert "Bob" Singe

We also have some new faces to welcome, including:

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • Rosemarie DeWitt
  • Rob Benedict
  • Elliot Knight

So far, their characters are all TBC.

Plus, now Gen V has hit screens, we could see some crossovers from the new cast. After all, Gen V features cameos from the likes of Ashley and Jensen Ackles's Soldier Boy - so could we see Hughie meet Jaz Sinclair's Marie Moreau? We're not ruling it out.

Jessie T Usher told RadioTimes.com what he wants to see in season 4: "I'd like to see A-Train interact with the Boys a little bit more. I feel like he only sees them in passing, he doesn't really get a lot of opportunity to even engage with them.

"And I feel like he's aware of a lot of what they're doing and he's choosing to ignore a lot. I feel like just seeing him acknowledge the world around him a little bit more, it would be pretty interesting if we were to get into season 4."

What could happen in The Boys season 4?

An official synopsis for the new season reads: "The world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power.

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"Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son, as well as his job as The Boys' leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late."

So... no pressure.

The trailer also gave us our first glimpse at Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, saw Starlight back in action after she hung up her cape and featured a chilling shot of Homelander drenched in blood.

The finale of Gen V season 1 has given us some indication as to how things could play out in the upcoming series, with Homelander’s (Antony Starr) cameo giving us our biggest hint at how things might cross over.

Sam and Cate’s heroic actions in the final episode made it clear they’d make great assets to Homelander’s team and, with Marie now out of the picture, fans could see them join the Seven in season 4, while the Gen V post-credits scene saw Billy Butcher roaming the woods...

Creator Eric Kripke previously told RadioTimes.com that the season 3 finale – which left the cast in a pretty dire situation as Butcher (Karl Urban) learned he doesn’t have very long to live – will pave the way for the next instalment.

Karl Urban as Billy Butcher in The Boys season 3
Karl Urban as Billy Butcher in The Boys season 3. Amazon Studios

"The storylines that we have set up need to smash into each other at the end of this season," he explained. "And out of that explosion comes the new threads of the storyline, that then we pick up [in] season 4."

Jessie T Usher, who plays speedster A-Train in the superhero drama, added that The Seven is "worse off than when we began" by the end of season 3, which could mean even more unpredictable behaviour ahead from its remaining members.

The story of The Boys season 4 is likely to be another mix of plot elements from the original comic books and new ideas inspired by real-world headlines.

In July 2022, Karl Urban revealed to Collider that even he wasn't sure exactly what would happen in the next season, but he had no doubt it would be "insane".

"We're about two months away from filming, and I have no idea [what will happen]. So that'll tell you something, but yeah, not too far away... 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," said Urban.

"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."

In conversation with RadioTimes.com, showrunner Eric Kripke outlined his belief that each episode of The Boys should be narratively satisfying even when viewed in isolation, so expect a similar plot structure to be present next season.

He explained: "I think every episode should have a story. I'm so endlessly irritated by pretentious streaming showrunners who say, 'Well, really what we’re making is an eight-episode movie.' It's like, 'Go f**k yourself, man.'

Erin Moriarty in The Boys season 4 wearing a white and gold dress
Erin Moriarty in The Boys. Amazon

"We're in the television business and it's our job to make episodes of television, there's a reason they're called the episodes. And so, for me, I want every episode [...] to have its own beginning, middle and end. And I need the season to have a beginning, middle and end."

Kripke added: "There's some people who not only have no resolution in their episodes, they have no resolutions in their seasons, and they're expecting you to make an investment of 16 hours before you get to anything – and that's insane to me."

Is there a The Boys season 4 trailer?

Yes! You can watch the teaser trailer below:

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