The Boys New Season Takes Aim at Political Extremes

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A caution against following the wrong leaders, particularly those that work to create division among people, such as Homelander, the most powerful “Supe,” who feels that people should submit to superhuman beings.

It serves as a pretty good mirror of our current situation. According to Kripke, the show is attempting to convey the idea that there can only be one winner and one loser, as well as a strong sense of “us versus them” and demonization of the opposing side.

“I believe the show is attempting to convey that social media and algorithms are manipulating each of us into that viewpoint. Additionally, he said, “disinformation, billionaires, and politicians because it benefits them both politically and financially, to incite animosity among us all.”

Season 4 stars Antony Starr, who plays Homelander, the petty leader of the ‘Supes’, Karl Urban as William Butcher, the high-strung leader of ‘The Boys’, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Chace Crawford, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capone, Jessie T. Usher and Karen Fukuhara.

The new season, which debuted on Thursday, focuses primarily on contentious political issues including feminism, racism, and abortion—all of which will likely be hot buttons in the 2024 US elections.

The plot is based on a fake presidential election and plan to topple the president that occurs in a comic book arc.

Homelander adopts a forceful voice that represents the political right, while Starlight—portrayed this season by “Jessica Jones” star Moriarty—represents the political left and is especially vocal about women’s rights.

“My goal is to have strong yet flawed female characters,” stated Moriarty.

She continued, “I want them to exist because those strong women in real life won’t if they don’t.”

Starr, a native of New Zealand, finds the psychology of his character Homelander and the way that Season 4 of “The Boys” delves deeper than ever into the show’s superpowered enemy intriguing.

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It all boils down to seclusion. Because he thinks no one is like him, he’s the most alone man on the planet. Thus, the constant struggle is to connect with others and escape that captivity, according to Starr.

“We return home and discover the reason behind this man’s identity and what that meant for him,” Starr continued.

Accepting his death as a homelander is the main theme.

The parts of [Homelander] that are human disgust him. However, those aspects are unavoidable because he is a human, and they continually surface, Kripke added.

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