The Boys Showrunner Details What To Expect From Season 4
Eric Kripke talks about a couple of main stories that will drive the next season of the Prime Video series.
With Season 3 of The Boys ending, many people may want to know where the show will go next. How do you top the violence and over-the-top moments from this latest batch of episodes with a Season 4? Well, showrunner and writer Eric Kripke has a few ideas, and the seeds have already been planted.
Warning: Spoilers for Season 3 of The Boys below. You've been warned.
As Homelander has always said, "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." Watch as he discusses the real cause of the Midtown explosion on VNN. And remember, don’t listen to the lies the lamestream media and former members of The Seven are feeding you about Soldier Boy! pic.twitter.com/mAUROgc4Im— Vought International (@VoughtIntl) July 7, 2022
Season 3 ends with a couple of big moments that will take us into Season 4. The first is the division between Homelander and Starlight. "I think we leave both Homelander and Starlight in really interesting places where Starlight leaves The Seven and basically becomes one of The Boys," Kripke told GameSpot. "But even more than that, there's a young left wing liberal group that are following her that will have both benefits and then also complications, whereas Homelander is finding that with his group called the Home teamers, there's like this very kind of right wing MAGA group. I think we're starting to see--which you'll see a lot more of in Season 4--you're starting to see this notion of society itself fracturing into these two factions. I don't think either side is totally innocent. I think they're not listening to each other, and they're just calcifying and getting more and more irate with the other and that just can't be good. It's sort of a sneak peek of one of the one of the big themes for Season 4."
Aping what's happening currently in American politics, the divide between Homelander and Starlight is a pretty obvious direction to go, considering Homelander blew the head off of a Starlight supporter in Episode 8. And while what's happening in front of the cameras between people of various political parties is a big focus, the next season will also focus on the Presidential election.
At the end of Season 3, The Deep killed Lamar Bishop, who was in line to be Dakota Bob's running mate for the Presidential election. This led to Victoria Neuman taking his place. She's a plant from Vought, which means that Vought will have a lot more political power, if they're elected.
"I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say that we're definitely working towards a Dakota Bob presidency with Neuman as a secret Vought plant in the vice presidency, and all the complications that ensue from that," Kripke said. "That obviously was probably Garth's [Ennis] biggest endgame story. Again, it's not a spoiler to say that. You've seen us maneuver the chess pieces into that place so we can start telling that story."
It's going to be a long time before we get to see these stories though, as Season 4 was announced in June, and Season 3 just wrapped up. However, you can take a better look at some behind-the-scenes moments from the past season in GameSpot's coverage of The Boys below.
- Eric Kripke Doesn't Think A Whole Musical Episode Is Possible
- The Boys Musical Scene Almost Happened In Season 2
- Soldier Boy's Explosive Intro On The Boys Is What Drew Jensen Ackles To The Role
- Chace Crawford Breaks Down Eating A Live Octopus In Episode 3
- The Boys Showrunner And Mother's Milk Actor Break Down The Grossest Moment From Herogasm
In GameSpot's review of Season 3 of The Boys, Mat Elfring said, "The Boys continues to be one of the best superhero TV shows. It's a series that knows its identity and leans in hard to it every single season. It continues to grow and evolve the world it lives in without losing that identity either. The cast is delivering some of the best performances of the series here as well. The Boys Season 3 is a must-watch for summer viewing."
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