The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke has plans for the hit series to run at least five seasons. When the first season of The Boys released on Amazon Prime Video in 2019, it didn't take long for audiences to catch on to the satirical superhero show. For as popular as season 1 was, The Boys season 2 was an even bigger hit. Viewership nearly doubled as the weekly episode rollout continued and saw The Boys starting to become as popular as Netflix shows.
The Boys season 2 has just ended, and fans are already anxious to see what will come next. The future of The Boys is already secured as Amazon once again gave the series an early renewal. They confirmed plans for The Boys season 3 during Comic-Con@Home 2020. Although no release date has been set for the new season, the current plan is for production to begin in early 2021. Those who have already watched The Boys season 2 finale have some idea of where the show is heading next, but most are hoping that it will continue long past season 3.
During a fan Q&A on Twitter, showrunner Eric Kripke responded to many questions about the making of The Boys and what will happen next in the show. One fan asked how long he envisioned the show running for. Kripke was hesitant to give too firm of an answer seeing as the last show he created, Supernatural, ran for 15 seasons. But, he did say that he has enough ideas to keep The Boys going for five seasons.
Barring a dramatic decrease in interest and/or quality, The Boys should have a pretty good shot at reaching the five-season benchmark. Kripke has repeatedly voiced how great Amazon has been to work with, and they are clearly happy with the show with the multiple early renewals. With interest in the show even growing with season 2, everything is pointing towards The Boys continuing to be made for years to come. There are plenty of stories from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comics to tackle still, so those storylines, plus whatever Kripke and the writers come up with, give The Boys a lot of room to grow.
Whether The Boys runs for five seasons exactly or much longer, it is already known that it won't be the only content to arrive in this universe. Amazon has announced plans for the first The Boys spinoff show based around Supes in college. The spinoff might crossover with the main show to some degree, and there are other great opportunities for spinoff shows if The Boys does end sooner rather than later.