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Season 5 of The Boys will be the last, and fans are relieved

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After letting the suspense build, the announcement finally came: The Boys will end after season 5. And fans say they are strangely relieved.

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While all eyes are on the start of season 4 of The Boys, showrunner Eric Kripke returned to previous comments concerning the future of the series he created by adapting the comics of Garth Ennis. Ultimately, the fifth chapter will also be the last.

It was on X/Twitter that he informed spectators, explaining that the apparent indecision he had shown was necessary to sow false leads: “The week of the premiere of season 4 of The Boys is a good opportunity to announce it to you: season 5 will be the final season! That was always my plan, I just had to be discreet until I got final approval from Vought. I’m excited to take the story to a bloody, epic, sweaty climax.

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Since his tweet, Eric Kripke spoke with The Wrap to provide more details on his intentions. The showrunner explained that finishing his story in five chapters simply corresponds to what he learned to do during his career.

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I like stories in five seasons,” explains the creator, before adding: “People ask me why that number and I honestly think it comes from my training as a television writer, with the five-act format. So it makes sense to me to choose to extend this length of time. It gives you enough time to explore the characters, but it’s also not so long that you get bored.

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The end of the series about the megalomaniac Supers could be bad news for fans of Butcher and Homelander. And yet, many spectators rejoiced at the news: The Boys will thus be able to avoid being prolonged like supernaturalanother Kripke series.

The announcement of the five seasons had already been made in 2020 on social networks, but the showrunner then suggested at the microphone of Inverse that he still had the possibility of taking another direction for the series. The author then joked about his inability to anticipate the future of his series: “I eventually learned not to try to predict season numbers, since I’m literally the most wrong person on that in the history of entertainment.

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If fans were worried until now about The Boysis that there was a liability with the series supernatural by Eric Kripke: while the story found a fluid and natural conclusion at the end of its season 5, it was then renewed to finally last for 15 chapters.

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In response to the news, a user commented on X/Twitter: “Perfect, glad they’re not overloading the series. Five seasons is ideal for each plot.” An opinion shared by another fan: “I think five seasons is the perfect length for any great series.”

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Well, no reason to hang around,” added a spectator, joined by a second: “It’s okay with me. I’m not sure how much further they can stretch the series. And then, we still have Gen V.

Obviously, the news was not received warmly by everyone. But it must be remembered that the universe of The Boys is set to expand to other creations, mainly thanks to spin-offs. In addition to Gen V Or Devilishspectators will for example be entitled to another story in Latin America, thanks to The Boys: Mexico.

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In the meantime, there is still season 4 of The Boys : to not miss anything from the series on Prime Video, you can consult its episode release schedule.

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