The Boys creator thinks the show can go beyond its 5-season plan

Between The Boys, Get V and Invincible, Prime Video is slowly growing out an impressive roster of superhero shows. In a world dominated by Marvel and DC, this is a pretty impressive feat. Generally speaking, all of these shows are raunchier and more violent than your average Marvel or DC series, which has helped them stand out from the crowd.

The question now is, how many seasons could The Boys run for? Well, we don’t know exactly, but showrunner Eric Kripke believes that the series has a good chance of lasting beyond his initial 5-season plan.

Back in 2020, Kripke revealed that he had a rough idea for how long the series would last, figuring that it would wrap up after five seasons. However, fast forward to today, and the huge success of the show has changed his view. Kripke is no stranger to helming long-running TV shows — look no further than the 15 seasons of Supernatural — so he’s learned not to try and predict how long shows will last.

“I have since realized that literally no one in history is worse at predicting the amount of seasons of a show, like literally,” he told Inverse. “I have learned my lesson and I’ve stopped predicting how many seasons these shows go. You will find out in hindsight.”

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 23: Eric Kripke attends the “The Boys – Season 3” special screening at Le Grand Rex on May 23, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images )

How long will The Boys run on Amazon Prime Video?

Given how Prime Video is keen on growing The Boys universe through spinoffs like Diabolical and Gen V (which has now been renewed for season 2), it would seem crazy to stop this train when it’s reached top speed. Unless The Boys franchise takes a page out of The Walking Dead‘s book and continues the story through a slate of spinoff after the main show ends, I doubt The Boys will end at season 5.

If the show wants to go beyond 5 seasons, there’s still plenty of content to adapt from the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, including one-shots and spinoff runs. Source material won’t be an issue.

The Boys season 4 still appears to be some ways away. The writers and actors strike that beset Hollywood this year have further delayed things. The spinoff Gen V is currently streaming on Prime Video. New episode air on Fridays.

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