The Boys season 3: how to watch and everything we know about the Prime Video series

Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara and Laz Alonson in The Boys
Jack Quaid, Karl Urban, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara and Laz Alonson in The Boys (Image credit: Courtesy of Prime Video)

They’re certainly not The Avengers, but the band of misfits that serve as the heroes of the Prime Video original series The Boys have a knack at saving the day in entertaining and foul-mouthed ways for viewers. Did they do so again with the The Boys season 3.

The Boys is a superhero satire based on a comic series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson who, along with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and others, serve as executive producers. Eric Kripke serves as The Boys’ showrunner and has since it debuted in 2019.

The Boys is an Emmy-nominated series and one of the marquee titles for Prime Video alongside The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Good Omens and The Wilds. Here is everything we know about The Boys season 3.

When is the next The Boys season 3 episode?

The Boys season 3 finale is now available on Prime Video.

How to watch The Boys season 3

As a Prime Video original series, The Boys plays exclusively on Prime Video. So if you want to watch it, you need to be signed up for an Amazon Prime account, which automatically gives you access to Prime Video.

The Boys season 3 plot

Anthony Starr as Homelander in The Boys

Anthony Starr as Homelander in The Boys (Image credit: Courtesy of Prime Video)

The general plot for the show is about a group of vigilantes who set out to take down corrupt superheroes and the company behind them. Unfortunately, that’s about all we’re getting thus far on the season 3 plot, which reads: 

"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."

We can gather some other details thanks to the trailer. In it we see that Homelander is definitely going through some stuff and trying to find himself, which could make him more dangerous than ever. Meanwhile Butcher is given the chance to level the playing field with a drug that gives people powers for 24 hours.

The Boys season 3 episodes

Here are the synopses for The Boys season 3 episodes that have been released thus far:

The Boys season 3 episode 1, "Payback"
"You and a guest are invited to the premiere of Dawn of the Seven in Vought Tower's Lamplighter Memorial Theater. Screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Adam Bourke and an after-party with Supe DJ Malchemical on the turntables. Join us for the greatest true origin story ever told about America’s number one Superhero team and see how the legend began!"

The Boys season 3 episode 2, "The Only Man in the Sky"
"Homelander, America's greatest Supe. Defending our shores from sea to shining sea. Today, America honors him on his birthday. Vought Shopping Network is celebrating by offering an exclusive Homelander Limited Birthday Edition Gold Coin."

The Boys season 3 episode 3, "Barbary Coast"
"Tonight at 9/8C on Vought Plus, it's the season finale of #AmericanHero. Three contestants remain, but only TWO will join #TheSeven. Will Starlight choose her old flame Supersonic? Or will someone else be moving into the Seven Tower?"

The Boys season 3 episode 4, "Glorious Five Year Plan"
"Tonight, streaming live exclusively for Super-Subscribers, it's the #ClashOfTheDildos! Which of The Seven-inspired dildos will crush the competition in this tip-to-tip challenge?" Will it be reigning champion Homelander Star-Spangled Banger or Starlight's electrified Star-Brator? Join us as we put these pleasure-pounding penetrators through their paces."

The Boys season 3 episode 5, "The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies"
"Did you know chimpanzees are an endangered species largely because of human activity? But you can help by supporting construction costs for Crimson Countess's Chip Country. This beautiful refuge for Chimpanzees will feature a banana plantation, four daily stunt shows and a petting zoo. And when you donate. you'll be entered to win a private video chat with Crimson Countess. Donate today."

The Boys season 3 episode 6, "Herogasm"
You’re invited to the 70th Annual Herogasm! You must present this invitation in order to be admitted! Same rules as always: no cameras, no non-Supe guests unless they sign an NDA and they’re DTF, and no telling any news media! It’s BYOD, but food, alcohol and lube will be provided! And please remember to RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for the caterer!"

The Boys season 3 episode 7, "Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed"
"Did someone say birthday? Come celebrate at Buster Beaver’s with our new Deluxe VIP Birthday Package, with seating for up to 30 guests, ten large two-topping pizzas, and ten pitchers of your choice of soda! And of course, a special birthday play starring Buster Beaver and his cast of furry forest friends! All for only $199.99 + tax! Buster Beaver’s Pizza! Where Kids Make the Rules!"

The Boys season 3 episode 8, "The Instant White-Hot Wild"
"Calling all patriots! Let’s show Homelander we’ve got his back and we’re not going to let Starlight and her Starlight House of Horrors get away with trafficking children and drinking their adrenaline! It’s time for real Americans to fight back! Join the Hometeamers and Stormchasers tomorrow at Vought Square! Stand back and stand by!"

The Boys season 3 trailer

After a teaser gave us a hint that something was up with Homelander, the official trailer confirms it. Plus, we see Butcher trying out some temporary supe abilities, Vought up to its usual shady dealings and the return of a former supe, Soldier Boy. Take of all The Boys trailers directly below:

The Boys cast

The Boys is a pretty big ensemble cast, many of which broke out because of the show. To make it easy, we’ll break it up by the main group of vigilantes, The Boys, and their superpowered foes, The Seven.

Making up The Boys are Karl Urban as the foul-mouthed leader Billy Butcher; Jack Quaid as the conscious of the team, Hughie Campbell; Las Alonso as Mother’s Milk and Tomer Capon as Frenchie, two original black ops members of The Boys; and Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko Miyashiro, a girl who was experimented on by Vought and given super powers.

The cast members of The Seven, the team of superheroes controlled by Vought, include Anthony Starr as Homelander; Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve; Jessie T. Usher as A-Train; Chace Crawford as The Deep; Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir; and Erin Moriarty as Starlight, though she works as a double agent with The Boys. If you’re keeping track you’ll notice that’s just six, as they've had a hard time keeping that final position open as of late. One of the new supes to give it a try is Super Sonic, played by Miles Gaston Villanueva.

Season 3 is also introducing another team of superheroes, ones that predate The Seven. This group is led by Soldier Boy, played by Jensen Ackles. The rest of these characters are made up by Laurie Holden (Crimson Countess) and Sean Patrick Flanery (Gunpowder).

Other cast members include Colby Minifie as Ashley Barrett and Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman. Giancarlo Esposito is also back as the head of Vought, Stan Edgar.

On June 15, Variety and other outlets reported that Paul Reiser is joining the cast of The Boys season 3 in the fifth episode of the season as a character called The Legend. The Legend is a character from the original comics The Boys are based on and is said to be a parody of Marvel creator Stan Lee.

Will there be The Boys season 4?

Amazon Studios officially announced The Boys is renewed for season 4 on June 10, a week after season 3 debuted on Prime Video. No information was given on how soon after The Boys season 3 may fans expect The Boys season 4.

Another season of The Boys is part of the growing universe for the superhero world on Prime Video, as the streaming service also has The Boys Presents: Diabolical now streaming and an upcoming spinoff series set at an all superhero college.

The Boys recap

The Deep and Starlight

(Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)

In case a refresher is needed, here is a recap of the basics for what has happened thus far (SPOILERS AHEAD).

The first season of The Boys began as Hughie Campbell’s girlfriend is tragically obliterated by A-Train. Distraught over her loss, Hughie is recruited by Billy Butcher to join his group of vigilantes, revealing the corrupt truth behind the superheroes (referred to as supes) and the company behind them, Vought.

Meanwhile, The Seven, the most famous group of supes in the world and led by the charismatic Homelander, adds the new member Starlight to their team. She soon learns however that joining The Seven isn’t the mission of defending innocent people like she thought.

Through the season we learn that supes aren’t born but are instead made by Vought using a special drug. The Boys, we eventually enlist the help of Starlight, reveal this news to the world. Also, Billy’s history with Homelander regarding his wife is revealed. Billy believed she was dead, but Homelander shows him that she is alive, hidden away with the son of Homelander by Vought.

In season 2, a new supe named Stormfront joins The Seven and she immediately quickly connects with Homelander, pushing him to not worry about his image and embrace the idea that he is a god and he and his supporters are better than everyone else.

Stormfront’s emergence draws the ire of The Boys as they try and figure out just exactly who she is. Other members of The Seven, including Starlight and Queen Maeve are also none too pleased with their new member. It is eventually revealed that Stormfront is actually an old supe who has been able to stay young and was formerly a supporter of the Nazis. Eventually, The Boys, Starlight and Queen Maeve team up to take Starlight down.

The Boys get ready for a fight.

(Image credit: Amazon Studios)

For Billy, his mission for the season is to rescue his wife. He does get her and her son out, but she is accidentally killed in a fight between the young boy (who also has powers) and Homelander. Homelander ends up taking the loss of both Stormfront and his son pretty tough. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.