THE BOYS: The Seven Assemble In New Season 4 Still; Update On Planned MEXICO Spin-Off

THE BOYS: The Seven Assemble In New Season 4 Still; Update On Planned MEXICO Spin-Off THE BOYS: The Seven Assemble In New Season 4 Still; Update On Planned MEXICO Spin-Off

The Boys returns for its fourth season in three weeks, and Prime Video has shared a new promo still spotlighting the all-new incarnation of The Seven...

By MarkCassidy - May 23, 2024 03:05 PM EST
Filed Under: The Boys

We're now just three weeks away from the season 4 premiere of The Boys, and Prime Video has shared a new still spotlighting the reshuffled members of the "superhero" team known as The Seven.

The updated roster (it's a running joke that there's never actually seven of them) consists of original members Homelander, The Deep, A-Train, and Black Noir (with a different character under the mask), along with two new recruits.

As you might expect, these ladies turn out to be every bit as unhinged/amoral as pretty much every other Supe that's been part of the team, but one, in particular, might be the most dangerous of all: The smartest person in the world, Sister Sage (Susan Heyward).

"It's such a funny power," showrunner Eric Kripke says of the scheming Supe in a recent interview with EW. "A lot of superhero worlds have that character. Whereas most of them are usually really reedy white dudes, we wanted a Black woman who was raised in a low socioeconomic area, so no one f---ing listens to her. It's both commentary and satirical that you have literally the smartest person in the world that could cure all of society's ills, but she just can't get anyone to listen to her. So then she becomes a bitter misanthrope."

We'll also be introduced to Firecracker (Valorie Curry), an alt-right extremist with a fairly ineffectual ability - but Sage believes she can harness the unwavering support of her fan-base.

"It turns out, there's always crazier," Kripke explains. "Firecracker represents both members of the conspiracy-minded movements and the super extreme right-wing news media. That character has some surprising backstory that connects her to some of the characters in our world that it was just interesting to bring in one of those pistol-packing 'I shot my puppies' type of characters."

Kripke also shared an update on the planned The Boys: Mexico spin-off starring Gael García Bernal, which will be written by Blue Beetle scribe Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

"They are still making the deal with the writer for the pilot," the showrunner tells EW. "He has an amazing pitch, and we all giggle and think about how fun it would be. But there are a lot of hurdles for that show before it's a real show. He's got to write an amazing pilot, he's probably got to write an amazing episode 2. I think he can and he will, but we're a while away from truly starting to drop in the Easter eggs and the setups and stuff."

The Boys was recently renewed for a fifth season

"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," reads the official season 4 synopsis. "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."

Returning cast members include Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Cameron Crovetti, along with new recruits Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The first three episodes of The Boys season 4 will be available to stream from June 13th, with new instalments dropping weekly through to the season finale on July 18.

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EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 3:42 PM
Haven't seen Gen V yet, I hope that's not required watching. I shouldn't have to watch another show to continue watching this one.
Vigor - 5/23/2024, 3:46 PM
@EgoEgor - you should have treated genV as season 3.5
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:09 PM
@EgoEgor - Yeah nah you are good homie. I watched one episode and that was enough. Nothing against it but I’d rather stick to the main attraction which is what you are doing. Better to not get distracted by something that isn’t as important. Just a side ting literally.
CerealKiller1 - 5/23/2024, 4:20 PM
@TheMetaMan - It’s not really a side thing though? The plot of Gen V directly sets up and continues in this season. One of the biggest plot points mentioned in the trailer for Season 4 comes from Gen V, and several characters are returning from that show in this one.

Completely get if you didn’t enjoy it, but it’s just as important as the main show
IAmAHoot - 5/23/2024, 4:23 PM
@CerealKiller1 - Nah, cause now we get into the old is Agents of Shield part of the MCU debate. Obviously we have to wait till Season 4 comes out, but I'm guessing Gen V won't be at all required to follow Season 4 of The Boys, as everything they need explained will be done on its own.
CerealKiller1 - 5/23/2024, 4:30 PM
@IAmAHoot - I mean leading into Gen V they discussed how each series would feed into the next for both shows, and the trailer for the Season 4 itself showed several examples of follow on that would be weird to spend loads of time re-setting up.

Could you watch Season 4 without Gen V? Most probably. Will you get everything out of it that the creatives themselves intended? Almost certainly not
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:36 PM
@CerealKiller1 - Ok so it directly sets up season four I get that but in the grand scheme of things is it really that significant? I beg to differ….. It took three seasons of the boys before they decided to move forward with Gen V as a spin-off. All I’m saying is after season four and in between seasons five to six i really don’t think it’s going to hold much value. It’s almost like what agents of shield was to the avengers. Just a side show. 🤷🏿‍♂️
CerealKiller1 - 5/23/2024, 4:38 PM
@TheMetaMan - I feel like the evidence is already there that’s not the case, but agree to disagree, it’s a shame you’ll miss out on more good TV, but I’m sure The Boys will still keep you up to date 😊
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:39 PM
@IAmAHoot - My sentiments exactly.
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:44 PM
@CerealKiller1 - I appreciate the recommendation and maybe I will take the time to watch it properly. From what I watched it was good it’s just I’m too selfish, lazy and selective with what I watch on tv. I’m extremely picky. Take Daredevil for example loved it on Netflix, committed to that and the punisher which was also great but i couldn’t digest the defenders, Luke cage, JJ & Iron fist. Same with Star Wars. Loved Mando, I’m one of the few who really like Boba fett (really want a 2nd season) and I actually enjoyed Obi-wan. I don’t care to watch Andor despite the praise, never got into Ashoka or bad batch either. I’m only going to watch this Acolyte show or at least give it a try because of a Carrie-Ann Moss. She is my incentive and I always need incentive.
EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 5:07 PM
@Vigor - and I kind if have s problem with that. I don't want to watch 10 spinoff of characters I don't care about just to have context for a show I do. If they do, they'll be alienated fans like myself, and I'm sure there are plenty who haven't watched who will be watching season 4.
EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 5:09 PM
@CerealKiller1 - " it’s just as important as the main show" then this show will probably lose me, as I'm kind of on the fence about it. I'm not going to watch 10 hours of another show so I can make sense of the show that I want to watch, and if that's the choice they make then I'm probably out.
CerealKiller1 - 5/23/2024, 5:12 PM
@EgoEgor - As others have said, they’ll probably fill in some blanks for people that didn’t watch Gen V. I just think you’re missing out on the full picture personally. It’s a good show
EgoEgor - 5/23/2024, 5:18 PM
@CerealKiller1 - I don't doubt it good, I just have no interest in it. Reason I like the boys is because of the characters, I just have no desire to watch it, regardless of its quality. Like @TheMetaMan, I'm just picky with my time, 10 hours of a spinoff is too much of a commitment when I just want to watch The Boys.
CerealKiller1 - 5/23/2024, 5:27 PM
@EgoEgor - Completely fair enough, it’s a shame because you won’t know what you’re missing until you give it a try, but you gotta do what works for you
Tpo81 - 5/23/2024, 6:23 PM
@TheMetaMan - Gen V was awesome and it looks like its plot is central in the new season of the Boys. The way it ends runs right into the new season as far as I can tell. The trailer even has 2 of Gen V's main characters in it.
Tpo81 - 5/23/2024, 6:35 PM
@EgoEgor - I think they'll be ok without you and anyone else who didn't watch it. I'm sure anyone who didn't watch Gen V will be fine for the next season of the Boys. It's superhero satire not Inception or Tenet. I'm just saying die hard fans like myself really eat up this world building they be doing. And honestly if you loved the boys it's the same world and it's Kripke & Rogan doing their thing they've been doing and I loved it. To each their own tho
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 11:10 PM
@Tpo81 - yeah I noticed that that too. I did catch the end of the final episode in which homelander descends into the park and inspects the chaos not before lasering the girl with those blood powers. I may not have watched the show but I keep tabs on what’s going on.
krayzeman - 5/24/2024, 9:06 AM
@TheMetaMan - If you like the world of The Boys how could you NOT want to watch Gen V? It's a very good show and even though you dont know the characters isnt that the whole purpose of watching a new show to get to know the characters? I dont look at it as homework because you don't need to watch it as "homework" to get to the next season of the boys. To each his own but I think you're missing out on a really good expansive show if you don't watch it. PLUS it's not like its 22 episodes. It's only 8! And consider how long it is between seasons of The Boys you don't have 8 hours to watch it??
TheMetaMan - 5/24/2024, 9:58 AM
@krayzeman - The irony is when the boys was released five years ago I didn’t want to watch it. I knew what I was in for but at the time my affinity for the MCU was too strong to penetrate. It wasn’t until lockdown that I decided to give the boys a shot and I binged both seasons of 1&2 in a day and I fell in love with it. Like I wrote in a previous comment, I am extremely picky with my tv selections. Star Wars; I only watched Mando, boba and Obi-wan. Nothing else. Daredevil on Netflix I committed to that and the Punisher. I didn’t bother with defenders, JJ, Luke Cage or Ironfist. I’m a huge pro-wrestling fan but I only watch the WWE. I don’t go anywhere near AEW, NWJP or impact. I don’t even watch NXT - the developmental brand within the WWE system. Now you understand that Generation V isn’t gonna get a chance with me. I need incentive. If I don’t have that, I don’t watch it, simple. I’m sure Gen V is good and tbh I’ve seen some clips here and there (soldier boy and homelander cameo) but to commit full time? Nah bruh. I’ll happily wait for season four of the boys instead. That’s where my loyalties lie. To each their own right?
supermanrex - 5/24/2024, 10:08 AM
@IAmAHoot - they will obviously reference Gen V as a selling point to get people to go watch it and also payoff for those of us who did watch it. but i doubt season 4 will 100 percent rely on it just acknowledge to all that are playing along this is all the same playground.
Nomis929 - 5/23/2024, 3:43 PM
Love it! Really loking forward to the new season!

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IAmAHoot - 5/23/2024, 3:52 PM
Not seven, by my count.
WaffeX - 5/23/2024, 4:55 PM
@IAmAHoot - Starlight is sucking a D
TheVisionary25 - 5/23/2024, 3:59 PM
Lol, I love that they are continuing the gag of them having less then seven members of the team since early S1.

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Also , I am intrigued by the Mexico-set spin-off because it’s the first time we are exploring Supes outside of the U.S…

Anyway it’s got nice creative team too , especially in the likes of Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal producing and possibly starring in it so they should take as much time as they need imo.

I do wonder if it will be set entirely in Spanish or English (likely a mix of both)?
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:11 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I’m still traumatised by what homelander did to supersonic aka Alex the Latino superhero who joined the seven in the last season, was starlight’s ex flame only to be unfairly and immorally executed by homie. 😅😅😂😂🤣
TheVisionary25 - 5/23/2024, 4:29 PM
@TheMetaMan - that shit looked brutal

Dude seemed like one of the only supes so far that genuinely was a good dude and wanted to help too.

Funnily , with him we briefly had seven members again since The Deep was back on the team too but then that was taken away
Ryguy88 - 5/23/2024, 4:10 PM
"super extreme right-wing"

Damn, she must love her family and want lower taxes or something.
HashTagSwagg - 5/23/2024, 4:36 PM
@Ryguy88 - Sounds like she'll be the next Soldier boy where they try to make us hate them and we end up rooting for them.
Killuminatic - 5/23/2024, 4:38 PM
@Ryguy88 - Never knew some of that fell under the "super extreme right-wing" category.
MarkCassidy - 5/23/2024, 4:43 PM
@Ryguy88 - yep, that's our Firecracker 😂😂😂😂😂
Ryguy88 - 5/23/2024, 7:42 PM
@Killuminatic - depends who you ask
TheVisionary25 - 5/23/2024, 5:19 PM
Interested to see how similar or not this Black Noir will be , might even be someone we have seen before?.

Also out of the 2 , I think A-Train will get redemption while The Deep will get his comeuppance since he’s just been getting worse & more sycophantic.

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TheMetaMan - 5/24/2024, 12:47 AM
@TheVisionary25 - A-train just might be my favourite character. The deep is also hilarious their interactions and dynamic never fail.. With the return of Black Noir I’m guessing they might be going down the “homelander” clone route but who knows.
RitoRevolto - 5/23/2024, 5:27 PM
I'm looking forward to the newest recruits; they look like they're going to be a lot of fun.
TheVisionary25 - 5/23/2024, 5:36 PM
Off topic:


Lorenza Izzo cast opposite Diego Boneta in Amazon Prime series “El Gato”…

It’s based on the comic book series “El Gato Negro”.

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HermanM - 5/23/2024, 5:39 PM
Remember the Unite the 7 Snyder League poster and it turned out to only be 6? Yeah. Lol
grouch - 5/23/2024, 6:21 PM
wonder if this noir will be you know who..
RolandD - 5/23/2024, 7:20 PM
“Reedy white dudes?’.

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theFUZZ008 - 5/23/2024, 8:44 PM
No one cares.

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