The Boys season 5 has been confirmed and is already being written, as Homelander star shares cryptic warning about who will return

The Boys season 4 trailer
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The Boys season 5 has been confirmed by Amazon Prime Video – before season 4 of the hit superhero show has even aired. 

The streamer broke the news with a video of Karen Fukuhara's Kimiko carving something onto wood, which was revealed to say "season 5." That mysterious tease is all the information out there about the next season so far, and it's pretty hard to speculate on what might be coming considering season 4 has yet to debut on Prime Video. 

Responding to the news, showrunner Eric Kripke also shared an update on the new season. "Fact Check: True! #TheBoys Writers are already hard at work in the writer's room. Love these sickos," he tweeted.

He wasn't the only one to respond either, as Homelander star Antony Starr shared a cryptic warning about what will happen next. "Season five is alive punks," he wrote on Instagram. "We are on. Perhaps not super surprising - but then after season four (release June 13) - who the fuck will be left standing …..? Anyone cross that mental bridge…..?" Eek, now we're worried!

The Boys season 4 is set to land this June 13, with the first three episodes arriving in one batch – and the rest following weekly until the finale on July 18. 

It looks like we should expect big things from season 4 when it arrives, since showrunner Eric Kripke has previously teased: "As of today, #TheBoys #Season4 is completely, totally, absolutely DONE. I’m really grateful & so proud of this cast & crew. Could be our best yet. Can’t wait to unleash it onto the world."

The synopsis for season 4 hints at some major shake-ups on the way, too: "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 as well as 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."

While you wait for The Boys season 4, check out our guide to the best shows on Amazon Prime Video to fill out your watchlist. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.