The Boys: Homelander’s Son Ryan To Be A Main Character In Season 4

Cameron Crovetti, who portrays Ryan, has been promoted to series regular, and two new tween supers have been added to the ensemble.

[Warning: The following includes spoilers for the Season 3 finale of “The Boys.”]

Sooner than we think, we’ll be getting to know the next generation of “The Boys” supes.

With a spinoff series themed on a college for Vought International superheroes in the works, it’s time for Homelander (Antony Starr) to take centre stage. Enter Ryan (Cameron Crovetti), a nice, innocent young man who has turned to the evil side.

Crovetti has been upgraded to series regular on Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” which has confirmed two new teen superheroes for Season 4.

New Cast Members Introduced

Firecracker will be played by Valorie Curry (“The Lost Symbol”), while Sister Sage will be played by Susan Heyward (“Orange Is the New Black”), presumably a reference to the Sage Grove Center psychiatric institute shown in Season 2.

But where does Ryan fit into all of this? Since his grandfather is almost certainly Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles) and his father Homelander is evil incarnate, Ryan appears to be divided between his quasi-stepfather Butcher (Karl Urban) and destroying the earth.

According to “The Boys” writer Eric Kripke, the Season 3 finale was set up as a “pilot for the next season,” with Ryan’s terrifyingly smug look beside Homelander at an alt-right rally suggesting the impending “battle for Ryan’s soul” between his two father figures.

“I don’t think the game’s over yet. I think [Ryan] saw this one thing and I think we should all be afraid because if he becomes another Homelander, that’s obviously really bad for the planet,” Kripke explained. “But he’s still Becca’s kid and there’s still a shot that Butcher can pull him into the light.”

Season 4 will, according to Kripke, “truly be this tug of war over Ryan, as both guys really attempt to gain a grasp on him,” with Ryan eventually having to choose between good and evil. Or, in Butcher’s case, wicked and not-so-evil.

“So I think, if anything, we’re just hinting at the danger of what would happen if Butcher loses that fight,” Kripke explained of the Season 3 cliffhanger.

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