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The Boys To Conclude With Season 5

Eric Kripke announces the final season ahead of Season 4 premiere.


Eric Kripke, showrunner and creator of The Boys, has confirmed that the Amazon Prime Video series will conclude with its fifth season. Kripke announced the news on Tuesday via X, ahead of the Season 4 premiere on June 13, with a redacted screenshot of the script for the immediately upcoming season's finale.

"Season 5 will be the Final Season!" Kripke said, "Always my plan, I just had to be cagey till I got the final OK from Vought." Check out the tweet below and learn that Season 4 will end--spoiler--with something taking place at night.

As recently as the beginning of June, Kripke was still quoted in interviews saying that The Boys might not end after Season 5, but the bottom of the script page above spells out that isn't the case. Speculation about the series ending increased when Amazon renewed The Boys for a fifth season just before the promotional tour for Season 4. Kripke did tell Empire that he has an ending in mind for The Boys, an inevitable resolution to the 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," Kripke said. "Whenever that last episode occurs, I know what happens."

The Boys, which debuted in 2019, is set in a world dominated by the superhero corporation Vought. The series follows the conflict between the superpowered "supes" and The Boys, a group of human civilians whose lives have been adversely affected by the supes. The cast includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Cameron Crovetti.

Season 4 of The Boys premieres on June 13 with three episodes, followed by weekly releases. The official synopsis reveals that Victoria Neuman is closer to the Oval Office under Homelander's influence, while Butcher and his team face higher stakes to save the world. You can check out a trailer here.

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