“Trust me please”: Eric Kripke Backtracks on Controversial Comment about The Boys after Severe Backlash

Fans are not happy with Eric Kripke's decision to take 'The Boys' beyond five seasons.

Eric Kripke, Homelander in The Boys
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SUMMARY

  • Prime Video hit show 'The Boys' is set to release its fourth season, and a fifth season is already confirmed.
  • Eric Kripke, the showrunner, initially planned for 'The Boys' to end after five seasons.
  • Kripke later said that he won't speculate on the show's end indicating more seasons to the series.
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The Boys is one of the most successful shows on Prime Videos. After the success of the previous three seasons, the superpowered series is set to land on the streamer with its fourth season. Also, season 5 being greenlit shows that the showrunners are very confident in continuing the series.

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Eric Kripke
Eric Kripke. Credit: Genevieve/ Wikimedia Commons

The Boys creator Eric Kripke seems to have a clear picture of the future of the show as he recently announced that they have planned to end the series with its fifth season. However, Kripke refrained from giving fans the assurance indicating that The Boys might just easily extend beyond the promised season 5.

Eric Kripke Commented On The Potential The Boys Extension 

Eric Kripke
Eric Kripke. Credit: Thibault/ Wikimedia Commons

The Boys creator Eric Kripke revealed the potential extension of the show even after season 5 despite announcing that they will conclude the series. Of course, the fifth season is on the card but Kripke believes, there is more room to explore the narrative orbiting the eccentric superhero saga.

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In a series of Q&As on X in 2020, the showrunner revealed that the show would have “five seasons total” but soon clarified it was just an initial idea referring to his previous show, Supernatural.

My last show, Supernatural, I said five seasons for sure, and then that f***er went 15. So I’m mostly going to keep my mouth shut, but creatively five feels like a good round number.

Later during his chat with Inverse, the showrunner said:

I have learned since then to not try to call the seasons as the person who, and this is without hyperbole, is literally the most wrong in entertainment history of how many seasons their show should go. Someone pointed that out to me and I was like, ‘You’re right. That’s ridiculous. I need to keep my mouth shut.’ And so I will.

With his statements, it is fair to assume that he is open to extending the series as Prime Video demands.

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Eric Kripke Clarified His Statement On The Boys

Homelander
Homelander in The Boys. Credit: Prime Video

The showrunner recently took to X to address the backlash that was created following the publication of the Inverse article. Fans are not in line with Kripke to milk the show beyond its fifth season ( since season 5 is already on the card). Kripke said: 

You guys. If you read the article, all I said is that I won’t speculate on when the show ends. No comment, basically. Trust me please. I got this. 

Of course, fans love the weirdly crafted Prime Video flagship show but milking the series for its extensive popularity might one day lead to exhaustion of its charm.

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Certainly, fans would hate to see the series have as many seasons as Supernatural but undeniably it has been drawing viewers for the streaming giant. The Boys universe was extended with Gen V which debuted Prime Videos in 2023. The Boys season 4 will debut on Prime Video on June 13.

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