As we look toward the next season of Prime Video’s twisted superhero series The Boys, which recently began production in Toronto, Ontario, a highly anticipated casting announcement has finally been confirmed — The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined the cast of season 4!
Rumors about Morgan’s potential involvement with the series ran rampant as far back as 2020 when he tweeted support for season 2, which then prompted showrunner Eric Kripke to extend an offer for him to join The Boys universe. While this ultimately didn’t end up panning out in time for season 3, which recently arrived on Prime Video, it looks like the stars finally aligned (and let’s all say thank you to AMC for making room in Morgan’s schedule).
As Kripke often has a penchant for inviting actors from his previous shows into current projects (which is always a treat for fans), Morgan is the latest in a list of Supernatural alum to join the show, having portrayed John Winchester in the long-running series. Meanwhile, Dean Winchester himself — Jensen Ackles — recently portrayed the dubious Supe Soldier Boy in season 3.
While we don’t know much of anything about what’s in store for the fourth season of The Boys, we recently learned that the premiere episode will be entitled “Department of Dirty Tricks.”
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.
In addition to the hilarious animated anthology series set in The Boys universe, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, fans of the show can look forward to even more content with the upcoming spin-off, Gen V. The series, which will include another familiar face from Supernatural — Alexander Calvert, is about America’s only college exclusively for young-adult Superheroes (which is run by Vought International).