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Prime Video Picks Up ‘The Boys’ for Season 5

The announcement, revealed at the streamer’s Upfront presentation, comes ahead of the Emmy-winning show’s June 13 Season 4 global premiere.

Today, at Prime Video’s Upfront presentation, it was announced the streamer has picked up its Emmy-winning hit drama series The Boys for a fifth season ahead of its Season 4 June 13 premiere, which kicks off with three episodes followed by a new one each week. The eight-episode season, culminating with the epic finale on Thursday, July 18, will stream in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

The Boys is an unabashed and bold series that continues captivating our customers all over the world by piercing the cultural fabric season after season,” said Amazon MGM Studios head of television Vernon Sanders. “We are proud of this series that has grown into a global franchise, and we are thrilled that Eric Kripke and the creative team have more engaging stories to tell for all the loyal fans.”

The Boys could be the best job I'll ever have,” said The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke. “What other show allows me to write about politics, capitalism, family, and exploding genitalia, though not in that order. The cast and crew are deeply grateful to Sony Pictures Television and Amazon MGM Studios for the opportunity to tell this story for another season. My only problem is that since this year promises to be free of any conflict or misinformation, we're not sure what to write about."

“Since its premiere, devoted fans across the globe have been down with The Boys for this unapologetically wild ride,” added Sony Pictures Television Studios president Katherine Pope. “And we couldn’t be more proud of our producers, writers, cast, and crew who bring this genius insanity to life. Now, with a fifth chapter to their story, we can’t wait to see where Eric Kripke and The Boys go next.”

In Season 4, the world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power. Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son and his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team are fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late.

The fourth season of The Boys stars Karl Urban; Jack Quaid; Antony Starr; Erin Moriarty; Jessie T. Usher; Laz Alonso; Chace Crawford; Tomer Capone; Karen Fukuhara; Colby Minifie; Claudia Doumit; and Cameron Crovetti, as well as Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Some of the studios producing Season 4’s VFX include Ingenuity Studios, MR.X, Soho VFX, Spin VFX, and Trend VFX.

The Boys is based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, who also serve as executive producers, and developed by executive producer and showrunner Kripke. Seth Rogen; Evan Goldberg; James Weaver; Neal H. Moritz; Pavun Shetty; Phil Sgriccia; Michaela Starr; Paul Grellong; David Reed; Meredith Glynn; Judalina Neira; Ken F. Levin; and Jason Netter also serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Television, Amazon MGM Studios with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures produce the series.

Source: Prime Video

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.