‘The Boys’ Renewed for Season 4 on Amazon

A week after blowing up genitals in the Season 3 premiere and boosting viewership by 17% since the Season 2 premiere, “The Boys” has been renewed for a fourth season on Amazon.

While “The Boys” star Karl Urban already talked about season four when he said in Variety‘s SXSW Studio on March 12 that he was “filming ‘The Boys’ by the end of the year”, well after production had already wrapped up on season three, Friday’s renewal marks the official collection of season four of Amazon.

Of course, giving “The Boys” a fourth season has always been a no-brainer for Amazon, as the Eric Kripke-created show is at the center of the streamer’s first multi-series franchise, which now includes animated anthology spinoff “The Boys Presents”. : Diabolical” and the untitled spinoff currently in production, which takes place at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes.

According to Amazon, “In the first three days of its third season, worldwide viewership for ‘The Boys’ grew 17% since Season 2 and 234% since Season 1” during the same post-launch period comparable across all shows. three seasons. of the program produced by Sony Pictures Television.

While it’s important to keep in mind that Amazon’s Prime customer base has increased since the first season of “The Boys” premiered in July 2019 (when all eight episodes were available to stream at the same time) and the second season nominated for Emmy was released in a weekly format between September and October 2020 (with the first three episodes dropping on premiere day), the ratings boost for the first three episodes of season three, released last Friday, is still a sign of significant growth and demand in an ever-crowded streaming market.

Based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, “The Boys” is described as “a fun and irreverent look at what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and revered as gods – abuse their powers. Super powers. instead of using them for good.” On season three of “The Boys,” “It’s been a calm year. Homelander (Antony Starr) subdued. Butcher (Karl Urban) works for the government, overseen by Hughie (Jack Quaid) of all people. But the two men yearn to turn that peace and tranquility into blood and bone. So when the Boys discover a mysterious anti-supe weapon, it causes them to clash with the Seven, starting a war and chasing the legend of the first superhero: Boy Soldier (Jensen Ackles).”

“The Boys” stars Urban, Quaid, Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit and Ackles.

New episodes of the third season of “The Boys” will premiere every Friday on Prime Video, leading to the finale on July 8.

“From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about the third season of ‘The Boys,’ we knew the show was getting even bolder – an impressive feat considering the huge success of the Emmy-nominated second season,” Vernon Sanders , head of global television, Amazon Studios said in a statement accompanying the renewal news. “’The Boys’ continues to push the boundaries of storytelling while being relentlessly entertaining and sticking the needle in social satire that feels all too real. This stylized world of the series has an incredible global reach and the opening weekend audience is proof of that. We are immensely proud of the cast and crew that spawned a franchise for Prime Video, and we look forward to bringing more ‘The Boys’ to our customers.”

Kripke added: “Speaking for the cast and crew, we are so grateful to Sony, Amazon and especially the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to do more. We’re excited to continue Butcher and the Boys’ fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as commenting on the insane world we’re living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to more success. ”

“The Boys” was developed by showrunner Kripke, who produces alongside 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. Ennis and Robertson are also EPs.

The series is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film and Point Gray Pictures.

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