Eric Kripke is planning for The Boys to last at least 5 seasons.
The hit Amazon superhero drama based on The Boys comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson is creating a massive fandom at an impressive pace.
And now the lead showrunner Eric Kripke revealed his vision for the popular series to air for at least five seasons. When The Boys season 1 was launched on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, it didn’t take long for the public to catch up on this unique spectacle.
As successful as season 1 was, the second season managed to achieve an even bigger resounding success. Viewing figures almost doubled when the weekly episode rolled out and saw The Boys challenge top-tier Netflix programs.
The Boys season 2 concluded on 9th October, and now fans are eagerly waiting to see what comes next. In the meantime, the fate of The Boys is already annexed, as Amazon gave the series an early renewal for the second time.
The Boys season 3 will introduce Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles, as Soldier Boy.
Source: Den of Geek
The Boys season 3 was granted an official green light at Comic-Con@Home 2020. While no release date is confirmed for the next season, the latest production schedule is due to commence in early 2021.
Those who’ve already watched the entirety of The Boys Season 2 carry an idea of the direction the show’s heading, while many are hoping it’s going to run well past season 3.
During a fan Q&A on Twitter, the series developer Eric Kripke addressed a number of questions about the production of The Boys and what’s going to happen next in the series.
One fan wondered how long the show could last. Kripke was reluctant to give a definite answer, seeing as the last program he made, Supernatural, lasted for 15 seasons. However, the showrunner claimed he had a variety of ideas to keep The Boys going for five seasons.
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) October 12, 2020
With the exception of a dramatic downturn in interest and/or consistency, The Boys should have a good chance of hitting the five-season milestone.
Kripke has repeatedly reiterated how fantastic Amazon’s been, and they are obviously pretty happy with the product with a number of early renewals.
With attraction in the show growing further with season 2, everything signals towards The Boys continuing to run for years to come.
There are a number of plots from the graphic novels yet to be explored (one of them includes the hilarious G-Men), so those storylines, plus Kripke’s own creative ideas give The Boys plenty of opportunities to retain relevancy long into the future.