According to Amazon, “In the first three days of Season 3, the global audience for ‘The Boys’ grew by 17% over Season 2.”
Less than two weeks into Season 3, The Boys was renewed for Season 4. Amazon Prime Video has greenlit a new installment of the blockbuster superhero drama amid a whopping 17% increase in viewership since Season 2 and Karl Urban’s slip at the SXSW studio that he will finish the season by the end of the season of the year, although production of the current issue had been completed. Unsurprisingly, the streamer is granting a fourth season.
Created by Eric Kripke based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, the official synopsis of The Boys reads: “Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. “Again using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When powerless against the superpowers, the boys embark on a heroic quest to uncover the truth about the Seven and Vought , the multi-billion dollar, to uncover.” Conglomerate that manages the superheroes and hides their dirty secrets. Based on the comic series of the same name.”
According to Amazon, “In the first three days of Season 3, the global audience for ‘The Boys’ grew 17% over Season 2 and 234% over Season 1.” While the first season dropped all eight at once, the format changed for the second and third seasons, which landed three episodes, followed by one episode each week. Variety suggested that this move was one of the reasons for the surge in viewership.
The official synopsis for ‘The Boys’ season 3 reads: “It’s been a quiet year. Homelander (Antony Starr) is reserved. Butcher (Karl Urban) works for the government, overseen by Hughie (Jack Quaid) of all people. But both men itch to turn that peace and quiet into blood and bones. When the Boys learn of a mysterious anti-superweapon, they crash into the Seven, start a war and hunt down the legend of the first superhero: Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles).”
The series 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. The Season 3 finale of The Boys airs July 8.