‘The Boys’ ends with season 5 on Amazon

The boys will have their last fight in the near future.

Eric Kripke, the showrunner of Prime Video’s superhero series, said on social media on Tuesday that the fifth season of the series – ordered by the streamer in May – would be its last.

“The week of the Season 4 premiere is a good time to announce it: Season 5 will be the final season! ” Kripke wrote on X. “This is still my plan, I just had to be careful until I get the final deal from Vought. I’m excited to bring the story to a bloody, epic, steamy climax.

Kripke’s post is accompanied by a page of script purportedly from the season four finale – everything is redacted except for a fade towards the camera at the top of the page and the following message from the writer: “See you on our final season, motherfuckers. ! »

The announcement of the end of the series comes two days before the premiere of the fourth season of The boys on June 13.

The boys has been one of Prime Video’s most successful original series: it regularly appears in Nielsen’s streaming top 10 when new episodes are released, and it spawned a spin-off, Generation Vand an animated anthology set in the same world called Diabolical. Because of this, Kripke said The Hollywood Reporter recently, The boysThe budget hasn’t been hit too hard by media company cuts.

“We were lucky in that sense The boys has become one of their flagship products. We enjoy a level of freedom that will be difficult to replicate elsewhere,” Kripke said, THR’s Producer of the year. “That said, we have budget battles. But eventually we find a way. We have done Generation V for a lot less money, and there is a goal we have to achieve on this show – whether we like it or not. There are several things in development. You have to pre-negotiate budgets, and these budgets are much tighter than what we’ve had in the past. So we feel it.

Sony Pictures Television is producing The Boys with Amazon MGM Studios, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film and Point Gray Pictures. Kripke executive produces with Point Grey’s Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Original Film’s James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Michaela Starr, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn, Judalina Neira, Ken F. Levin and Jason Netter.