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Superheroes exhibit increased levels of violence.

An unconventional TV show makes a comeback with the fourth installment of "The Boys". Who will be the next target to join the ranks of lunacy?

Antony Starr plays the villain Homelander, the manic persiflage of the righteous Superman, with...
Antony Starr plays the villain Homelander, the manic persiflage of the righteous Superman, with remarkable fervor.

The fourth season of "The Boys" is on the way. - Superheroes exhibit increased levels of violence.

Here we go! The long-awaited new season of "The Boys" is here, and it's bringing everything you love about the Amazon series - fantasy, social satire, and non-stop action. And if you're confused about what went down in season three, or missed the spin-off "Gen V," read on for a brief recap.

"Be furious gods": The backdrop to season four

It's been a while since we saw the last season, and things have gotten even more intense. The divide between fans of the "Supes" (aka super-powered people) and their critics has grown exponentially. Thanks to Homelander's (played by Antony Starr) public murder of a man, the leader of the Supes is now more open than ever about his true intentions.

Addressing the fallen superhero team "The Seven," Homelander says, "Be angry gods." Not long after, we see more Supes committing gruesome murders in public, meeting the cheers of the onlookers.

Butcher (Karl Urban) is no longer interested in his son or his team. With his health deteriorating and only a few months left, he plans to end Homelander once and for all. Butcher is even willing to betray old friends to achieve his goal.

A quick refresher on "Gen V"

You'll want to catch up on the spin-off "Gen V," especially if you haven't watched it yet. Some key moments from the finale will come into play throughout the new season. Two characters from "Gen V" feature prominently in season four - Cate Dunlap (Maddie Phillips) and Sam Riordan (Asa Germann).

Both appear to have switched sides, joining Homelander. The best part? "Gen V" inherited that biting satire, dark humor, and critical commentary on modern life that made "The Boys" such a hit, ensuring you'll love watching it.

"Walking Dead" and "Supernatural" fans, you'll appreciate this

Guess what? Jeffrey Dean Morgan (58) is on board for "The Boys." He plays a mysterious character who's all about taking aggressive action - just like Billy Butcher. "The whole world will soon burn. We need someone like you, Billy. Before the Supes put us in camps," the man says in a season four preview clip.

Fans of "Walking Dead" and "Supernatural" will probably get a kick out of that, with more bloodshed and "WTF" moments than you can shake a stick at. Butcher's plan to bring down Homelander may just be the key to stopping the carnage - tune in June 13th to find out.

Plus, before you ask, Amazon's Prime Video has already confirmed a fifth and final season of "The Boys." More frenzy awaits!

Read also:

  1. Antony Starr's character, Homelander, is more open about his intentions in the fourth season of "The Boys," urging the members of The Seven to "Be angry gods."
  2. Karl Urban's character, Butcher, plans to end Homelander once and for all, even if it means betraying old friends.
  3. Fans of "The Boys" spin-off "Gen V" will appreciate the presence of Cate Dunlap (Maddie Phillips) and Sam Riordan (Asa Germann) in the fourth season, who have switched sides and joined Homelander.
  4. "Walking Dead" and "Supernatural" fans will enjoy Jeffrey Dean Morgan's role in the fourth season of "The Boys," where he plays a mysterious character who encourages Billy Butcher to take aggressive action.

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