Fans react to news that ‘The Boys’ will end with season five

Fans have been reacting to the news that the upcoming fifth season of Prime Video’s The Boys will be the last in the series.

The superhero series, adapted from the comic books written by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and developed for the screen by Eric Kripke, follows the titular team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered enemies who abuse their powers.

The fourth season of the show premieres this week, with the first three episodes all being released to the streaming service on June 13, with the remaining five episodes set to hit the streaming service on a weekly basis, with the final one arriving on July 18.

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Today (June 11), it was confirmed by Kripke that the fifth season, which had already been commissioned, will bring the series to an end.

Writing on X, Kripke wrote: ““Season 5 will be the Final Season! 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 2 DAYS, cause the end has begun!”


Reactions to the news have been coming in on social media, with many fans expressing disappointment, but being grateful that it is being allowed to end on its own terms.

“I hate to see it go but you made the right call,” wrote one fan on X. “Always leave them wanting more. The Boys has been a blast so far, I can’t wait for the final 2 years of it. Good luck.”

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In a four-star review of season four, NME wrote: “With season five already confirmed, the return of a few familiar faces and a lot of characters confronting their pasts, this season sometimes feels like the set up for an eventual endgame scenario. Fans will note that spin-off show Gen V recently introduced a potentially supe-killing biological weapon. Luckily, all that plot never slows down the pace in what is another urgent edition of TV’s best superhero show.”