Amazon officially renews Prime Video’s The Boys for a fourth season just days after its Season 3 premiere.
Amazon has officially renewed Prime Video’s The Boys for Season 4.
As reported by Variety, Amazon picked up The Boys for a fourth season just days after its Season 3 premiere, which saw a 17% increase in viewership from its Season 2 premiere, by comparison. “Over the first three days of its third season, the worldwide audience for The Boys has grown by 17% from Season 2, and 234% from Season 1,” Amazon said in a statement.
“From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season Three of The Boys, we knew the show was continuing to get even bolder — an impressive feat considering the wild success of the Emmy-nominated second season,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios in a statement regarding the renewal. “The Boys continues to push boundaries in storytelling while also being relentlessly entertaining and threading the needle on social satire that feels all too real. This stylized world of the series has incredible global reach and the viewership for opening weekend is proof of that. We are immensely proud of the cast and crew that has spawned a franchise for Prime Video, and we look forward to bringing more of The Boys to our customers.”
Amazon’s confirmation of The Boys’ Season 4 renewal comes after Karl Urban, who stars in the series as Billy Butcher, seemingly confirmed in March that he would be returning for another season. However, this came well before the official announcement from Amazon.
“Speaking for the cast and crew, we’re so grateful to Sony, Amazon, and most of all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to make more,” said showrunner Eric Kripke in a statement regarding the renewal. “We’re thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys’ fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as comment on the insane world we’re living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success.”
The Boys is based on the comic series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and the first two seasons of the show, created by Kripke, first aired on Prime Video. Season 3 of The Boys wrapped filming in September of 2021, and it was reported in August that had already been picked up for Season 4. The long-awaited third season began filming in late January 2021 in Toronto following production delays due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
New episodes of The Boys Season 3 premiere every Thursday on Prime Video.