A week after the premiere of the third season of The boysPrime Video has ordered a fourth season of the Emmy-nominated superhero series from Sony Pictures TV and Amazon Studios.
Eric Kripke’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s bestselling comic was a big hit when it was released in 2019. However, like most of its peers, Prime Video does not release rating information for its shows. While that is still the case, Amazon has shared data on viewer growth for the first three episodes of each season in the first three days of release. (The entire first season of The boys was available at launch, seasons 2 and 3 debuted with three episodes each, followed by a weekly release of the rest.)
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In the first three days since the third season premiered on June 3, worldwide viewership of The boys has grown +17% since the second season and +234% since the first, said Prime Video.
“From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season 3 of The boys, we knew the show was getting even bolder – an impressive feat considering the huge success of the Emmy-nominated second season,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “This stylized world of the series has an incredible global reach and the opening weekend audience is proof of that.”
Based on The boys‘ initial success, Prime Video has also ordered two spinoff series to date, eight-episode animated anthology series The Boys Presents: Diabolico, which debuted earlier this year, and the upcoming college spinoff, which is now in production.
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“There is absolutely the possibility,” Sanders said. “We were excited when we launched. We thought there was a double opportunity with devilish. One was to get The boys enthusiastic fans and release it early. But we also wanted to see if there would be another bite of the apple once the mothership show came back, and we’re seeing real engagement and growth of the show there. We definitely talked to the producers about what the next movie would look like.”
The untitled Boys Spinoff, set in America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes, underwent several changes behind the scenes and in front of the camera en route to production, including new showrunners and revamps.
“We’re excited, the diaries are great, we’re excited about the cast that we have,” Sanders said. “It’s absolutely The boys, it’s part of the show, but I think the other thing that we’re excited about is different in its own way. It’s definitely been a long way. I have to admit, when Eric Kripke came to talk to us about the spinoff, we were so excited about its potential, we told him we wanted it two years earlier than he said he could do. Eric has been great and has brought in great showrunners as well.”
The spinoff series is expected to debut next year, Sanders said.
AND The boys universe may not be made expanding.
“There are ideas beyond the shows we have. We want to control ourselves,” Sanders said. “The show’s launch this season so far has really blown us away, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you heard more, but for now, we’re focused on this upcoming show and making sure it lives up to everything. needs to be, and so far, we’re on the right track.”
3rd season of The boys starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit and Jensen Ackles.
“Speaking for the cast and crew, we are so grateful to Sony, Amazon and especially the fans for embracing the series and allowing us to do more,” said Kripke. “We are excited to continue Butcher and the Boys’ fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as commenting on the insane world we are living in. .”
The boys was developed by Kripke, who serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. It’s described as a fun, irreverent version of what happens when superheroes — who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and revered as gods — abuse their superpowers rather than using them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, The Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic journey to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that runs superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless versus the superpowered.
Kripke is executive producing with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn and Michaela Starr. The boys is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios with Point Gray Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.
“The boys producers and cast have proven year after year that there is no barrier they cannot overcome,” said Jeff Frost, president of Sony Pictures Television and Jason Clodfelter, co-president of Sony Pictures Television. “We are incredibly proud of this brilliant and subversive gender-bending series. Our relationship with Prime Video is much more than a partnership, it’s more like an extended family. Everyone here at Sony Pictures Television is grateful to be joining Prime Video and Eric Kripke for another successful season.”