The Boys Shocker: ‘Season 5 Will Be the Final Season,’ Eric Kripke Announces

This one comes as a total shocker: The Boys is ending with Season 5.

News of the Prime Video hit’s swan song comes direct from series creator Eric Kripke, who broke the news on X:

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The Boys Season 4 Premiere Week is a good time to announce: Season 5 will be the Final Season!” he shared Tuesday. “Always my plan, I just had to be cagey till I got the final OK from Vought. Thrilled to bring the story to a gory, epic, moist climax. Watch Season 4 in TWO DAYS, cause the end has begun!”

The stunning announcement comes less than 48 hours ahead of The Boys’ Season 4 premiere (watch trailer), and less than a month after the Amazon hit scored an early Season 5 renewal. The streamer has no statement at this time.

The Boys could be the best job I’ll ever have,” Kripke said following the Season 5 pickup. “What other show allows me to write about politics, capitalism, family, and exploding genitalia, though not in that order.”

Kripke told Games Radar just last week that, given how he originally saw Supernatural ending after five seasons (and not 15), “I would be crazy to speculate on how many seasons any show should go. I’m not going to make that same mistake again. But, yes, I do have an ending in mind.”

Season 4 of The Boys (premiering with three episodes, followed by one installment weekly) finds the world “on the brink,” while “Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power,” reads the official synopsis. “Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son as well as his job as The Boysy’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late.”

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