The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke recently announced that the upcoming Season 5 will be the final season of the popular Amazon superhero drama. This news comes as a bittersweet moment for fans, as they will soon bid farewell to the epic saga between Homelander and Butcher.

Kripke revealed that the decision to end the series was made during the writing of Season 3, with Amazon giving their approval about a year ago. The final season is set to be shot from November 2024 to mid-2025, consisting of eight episodes.

While the conclusion of The Boys marks the end of one chapter, it opens the door to new possibilities. Kripke hinted at the future of spinoff series like “Gen V” and two other projects currently in development. He emphasized that the Butcher-Homelander storyline is coming to a close, but there are other stories and characters within the universe that can be explored.

As for Season 5, Kripke shared that they are considering bringing in A-list guest stars, including Jared Padalecki from “Supernatural.” The final season will maintain the usual eight-episode format, with production expected to start in mid-November.

Looking ahead, Kripke expressed his interest in storytelling within a five-season structure, citing the five-act narrative as a format that resonates with him. While The Boys will soon reach its conclusion, the show creator remains hopeful for the future of related projects and spinoffs.

Overall, the decision to end The Boys after Season 5 was a strategic choice by Kripke, allowing the series to conclude on its own terms while paving the way for new narratives to unfold in the ever-expanding universe of the show.