Two new Supes are on the way!
According to showrunner Eric Kripke, the new superheroes headed to The Boys next season will trigger shock, awe, and some mild retching. From relative obscurity to non-comic book readers, The Boys is fast becoming one of the most well-known superhero properties in the world.
The new Supes are some of the best and craziest written for The Boys, says Kripke on Twitter.
In a pop culture landscape saturated with Marvel, DC, and others trying (and failing) to cash in on the superhero craze, Amazon’s show offered grotesque violence, sex, satire, and much more. There’s never a dull episode for sure. I’d name some, but that not only be spoilers, but it is inappropriate.
Season 3 recently ended, ending the show’s best installment. Fortunately, development on the fourth season is well underway – and a couple of new supes are set to join the fray.
Eric Kripke confirmed two things: firstly, Cameron Crovetti, who plays Homelander’s son Ryan, is being bumped up to a series regular next time. Given the haunting last scene in the finale, this isn’t surprising. Secondly, The Lost Symbol’s Valorie Curry will play Firecracker, while Orange Is the New Black star Susan Heyward will play Sister Sage. Knowing “The Boys” and showrunner/head writer Eric Kripke, the duo is surely at the heart of some diabolical and violent schemes. So what role could they have in the story? We are curious whether they will be new additions to the Seven, given the current state of the group.
Unlike the introduction of Jensen Ackles’ Soldier Boy, a bigoted Captain America figure whose debut was highly anticipated by fans, Firecracker and Sister Sage are slightly different. Although neither character appears to have any origin in Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s original comics, Kripke promises they’re some of the “craziest” supes ever written for the show.
Were Sister Sage and Firecracker raised in the facility? Have they managed to escape? Is Homelander recruiting some new supes to help him conquer the world? We’ll find out in 2023 when The Boys returns.