‘The Boys’ Season 4 Premiere Episode Title Revealed

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Production is underway on the upcoming fourth season of Prime Video’s The Boys, and while the cast and crew are hard at work creating more diabolical content, showrunner Eric Kripke has shared a treat for eager fans — the title of the first episode.

Directed by Phil Sgriccia and written by David Reed, the premiere episode of season 4 is titled “Department of Dirty Tricks.” For what it’s worth, the Department of Dirty Tricks is likely meant to be a reference to the (real life) CIA carrying out covert operations by way of rumors, sabotage, and the like. Given the show’s ongoing track record of weaving scathingly ironic political commentary into its plot lines, this title comes as no surprise — especially given what we already know of the CIA, Vought, and the newly minted Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs within the show’s universe.

Based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, Eric Kripke’s The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes — who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods — abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, the Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought — the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless against the super powerful.

The Boys stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Cameron Crovetti.

Gen V, a spin-off series set in The Boys universe about America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes, is currently in production as well. Recently, Supernatural alum Alexander Calvert confirmed that he’ll be appearing in the show.

Seasons 1 through 3 of The Boys are now streaming exclusively on Prime Video. Catch up on all of our series coverage, including episodic recapsreviews, and more.

In the meantime, make sure to check out our recent interviews with Eric Kripke & Karl UrbanErin Moriarty & Antony Starr, and Claudia Doumit.

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