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The Boys Might Not End After Season 5, Creator Admits

Eric Kripke is done predicting how long The Boys will run on Prime Video, especially since there's a lot more to come.


Before The Boys became its own franchise on Prime Video, with two spin-off series to date and potentially a third to come, series creator Eric Kripke predicted that the show would come to a conclusion after five seasons. The original comic book series by Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson also had a finite run. However, with the fourth season premiering later this month, Kripke is walking back on the idea that The Boys Season 5 will be the end of the show.

"I have learned since then to not try to call the seasons as the person who, and this is without hyperbole, is literally the most wrong in entertainment history of how many seasons their show should go," Kripke told Inverse. "Someone pointed that out to me and I was like, 'You're right. That's ridiculous. I need to keep my mouth shut.' And so I will."

What Kripke is referring to his is prediction that his previous series, Supernatural, would last for five seasons. While Kripke did step down as showrunner after Supernatural Season 5, the show itself had a long 15-season run.

Regardless, Kripke told Empire that he still has an ending in mind for The Boys' central conflict between Billy Butcher and Homelander.

"You can't build a show that's about these two forces of Homelander and Butcher slowly closing in on each other without bringing that to a head," said Kripke. "Whenever that last episode occurs, I know what happens."

The Boys Season 4 will premiere on June 13.

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