The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke recently announced that Orange Is the New Black‘s Susan Heyward and The Following actress Valorie Curry would be joining the currently-shooting fourth season as rookie Supes Sister Sage and Firecracker, respectively, and we now have our first official look at both characters suited-up.
We don't know very much about these ladies, since neither appears in the comic books, but Kripke said at the time that these "new Supes are some of the best & craziest ever written for The Boys. You are going to love them. And by love, I mean be absolutely horrified & a tiny bit nauseous."
Since most Supes in the world of The Boys tend to be self-serving assholes, we're going to assume Sage and Firecracker won't be on the side of Billy Butcher, Hughie and the rest of the gang!
Season 4 plot details are a mystery for now, but we do know that The Walking Dead alum Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be joining the fray in an undisclosed role. We also learned that Cameron Crovertti (Ryan) has been upped to series regular, which is hardly surprising after the sinister final shot of season 3.
During a recent interview with Collider, Kripke confirmed that Ryan will be focal point of the fourth season.
"Moving forward, Ryan is a really important part of it. Both Butcher and Homelander have very good reasons to fight over Ryan because the stakes could not be higher. If Ryan goes Homelander's way and then there are two Homelanders in the world, then that's a nightmare for the planet. If Butcher can get Ryan into the light, then that's probably actually the best weapon they have against Homelander. It's always been a show about family, and so much of Season 3 was about fathers, so I think it makes sense that Season 4 is about sons."
Ryan already seems to have chosen "Homelander's way," but that doesn't mean he's beyond saving. Butcher made a major mistake by pushing the easily-influenced youngster away in the false believe that he'd be safer without such a fatalistic father figure in his life, but this completely backfired when Victoria Neuman gave Homelander his son's location.
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