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The Boys season 4 is going to continue to push boundaries when it comes to violence and social commentary. Spin-off series Gen V plays a much larger role in the big picture than most will assume. Taking into consideration how the comic books play out, fans could be in for a serious treat this season.

Warning: Major spoilers for The Boys comics ahead, and potentially for The Boys season 4.

While the Prime Video series is not following the comic books exactly by any means, there are plot points that seem to weave through both. Looking at the trailer for the upcoming season, it is clear that something big is going down. Gen V introduced a virus that is deadly to Supes, and Victoria Neuman has her hands on it. This could easily lead to comic book events coming to the screen.

Comic book character Victor Neuman has been changed to Victoria Neumanin the series. While they are both involved in politics, Victoria is much more powerful and determined. In the comics, Neuman becomes President, however, Homelander stages a coup on the White House, killing Neuman.

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The end of The Boys season 3 showed Homelander realizing he no longer needs to keep his rage and emotions in check. Even after brutally murdering a man in the streets, on live television, he has the support of many. This could easily cause him to build up an army and attack the White House, something that is hinted at in the trailer for season 4.

Fans were likely surprised to see that Black Noir is back after Homelander killed him in The Boys season 3, but this actually supports the White House story line from the comic books. There, it is revealed that Black Noir is a clone of Homelander who has been trying his best to make Homelander look bad and is trying to ruin his reptation. During the White House siege, he murders Homelander. Will this new Black Noir be a clone? Potentially. Ryan, who is Homelander’s son, could also fill that role, however.

Butcher takes down Black Noir after he murders Homelander, and then threatens to release a virus that will kill all Supes. Should Ryan be the one that stops Homelander, that would certainly add a bit of tension to things when it comes time for Billy Butcher to end things – either by releasing the virus, that would inevitably kill Ryan, or by having to stop Ryan after he kills Homelander.

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When it comes to Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s character, Joe Kessler, he is a CIA analyst, but also a weak man who the boys make fun of constantly. It is highly unlikely that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s version will be weak, but only time will tell.

Considering that The Boys has already been picked up for a season 5, there is a good chance that the groundwork for major events like Homelander’s coup and Black Noir’s betrayal will be laid but not completed. Gen V season 2 is said to take place after the events of The Boys season 4, which throws even more of a wrench into these story lines being completed this season.

The Boys season 4 premieres on June 13th with three episodes on Prime Video. New episodes will release weekly.

The Boys Season 4 Synopsis: 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. Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son and the rest of The Boys are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they will have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late.


Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She owns Mama’s Geeky, but also is a freelance writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for more than ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association. Her passion for film, television, video games, and comic books started when she was a little girl and has only continued to grow. 

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