The Boys Season 5 Will Be Its Last

Smash hit superhero show The Boys ends with Season 5, showrunner Eric Kripke has announced.

In a post on X/Twitter, Kripke said that with The Boys Season 4 kicking off imminently, now was a good time to make the announcement.

“Always my plan, I just had to be cagey till I got the final OK from Vought,” Kripke said. “Thrilled to bring the story to a gory, epic, moist climax. Watch Season 4 in 2 DAYS, cause the end has begun!”

The Boys began in 2019 and was an instant smash hit for Prime Video, with its super gory action and dark humor delivering a standout satire of the superhero movies and TV shows of our time. It’s based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and follows the eponymous team of vigilantes who work to bring down a group of supervillains led by an anti-Superman character called Homelander.

IGN’s just-published The Boys Season 4 review returned a 7/10. We said: “The Boys Season 4 can’t capitalize on all its competing plotlines, but still delivers the show’s signature shock and awe entertainment.”

In addition to the main series, The Boys has inspired two spinoffs: animated series The Boys Presents: Diabolical, as well as Gen V, which has been renewed for Season 2. Season 5 was confirmed a month ago, before Season 4’s release date of June 13, when Prime Video will drop three episodes before moving to weekly releases through July 18.

In a statement issued at the time, Kripke reflected on some of the wild, gory antics that The Boys is known for, in addition to some of its social and political commentary and satire. “The Boys could be the best job I’ll ever have. What other show allows me to write about politics, capitalism, family, and exploding genitalia, though not in that order,” Kripke said. “The cast and crew are deeply grateful to Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios for the opportunity to tell this story for another season. My only problem is that since this year promises to be free of any conflict or misinformation, we’re not sure what to write about.”

And in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kripke responded to fans saying Homelander is a hero and criticism about the show going “woke.”

“Anyone who wants to call the show ‘woke’ or whatever, that’s OK. Go watch something else. But I’m certainly not going to pull any punches or apologize for what we’re doing,” Kripke said. “Some people who watch it think Homelander is the hero. What do you say to that? The show’s many things. Subtle isn’t one of them. So if that’s the message you’re getting from it, I just throw up my hands.”

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.



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