Season 5 of The Boys will be the last

Hit superhero show The Boys is ending with season 5, showrunner Eric Kripke announced.

In a post on X/Twitter, Kripke said that with The Boys season 4 kicking off soon, it was the right time to make the announcement.

“That’s still my plan, I just had to be careful until I got the final OK from Vought,” Kripke said. “I’m excited to bring the story to a bloody, epic and steamy climax.” Watch season 4 in 2 DAYS, because the end has begun! »

The Boys debuted in 2019 and was an instant hit for Prime Video, with its super bloody action and dark humor providing remarkable satire on 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 as they work to bring down a group of supervillains led by an anti-Superman character called Homelander.

IGN’s just-published review of The Boys season 4 gave it a 7/10. We said, “The Boys season 4 may not capitalize on all of its competing storylines, but it still delivers the show’s signature shock-and-awe entertainment.” »

In addition to the main series, The Boys inspired two spin-offs: the animated series The Boys Presents: Diabolical, as well as Gen V, which was renewed for season 2. Season 5 was confirmed a month ago , ahead of the Season 4 release date of June 13, when Prime Video will release three episodes before moving to weekly releases until July 18.

In a statement released at the time, Kripke reflected on some of the wild and bloody antics that The Boys is known for, in addition to some of its social and political commentary and satire. “The Boys might be the best job I’ll ever have. What other show allows me to write about politics, capitalism, family and exploding genitals, but 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 concern 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 ReporterKripke responded to fans saying Homelander is a hero and to criticism that the show was “woke.”

“Anyone who wants to call the show ‘woke’ or whatever, that’s okay. Go watch something else. But I’m certainly not going to make gestures 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 is many things. Subtlety is not one of them. So if that’s the message you’re taking away from this, I’ll just raise my hands.

Wesley is the UK news editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].