Seth Rogen has made his mark on Hollywood as a comedy writer and actor, but has also dipped his toes in superhero fare in the role of a producer for the hit Amazon show The Boys, about a group of psychopathic 'superheroes', and the ragtag group of agents charged with keeping them in check. While the series will soon debut its second season, with a third season confirmed to be in development, Rogen revealed to GamesRadar+ that the creative team behind The Boys already has a definite series ending in mind.
[Showrunner] Erik [Kripke] does have an ending in mind that he likes and is working towards. But I do also know how fluid these things are. I know some of my favourite shows were not plotted out incredibly specifically, but, to my knowledge, he has an endgame in sight and an ideal number of seasons in his head."
Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's best-selling comic book series, The Boys established with its first few episodes in season one that it was going to depart heavily from the source material in terms of plotlines and character motivations. While Ennis' series ended in 2012, fans are quite prepared for the show to deviate even further from the comics in later seasons.
Given the popularity of the show, some fans were worried The Boys will be dragged out unnecessarily for too many seasons. Seth Rogen's words will help assuage those worries, as he further explained how important it was to him and Kripke to end the series on a high note.
"I've literally been in the writers' room where someone says something and you go, "Oh no, maybe we need two more seasons to do this idea we all like!" But [Kripke's] been very deliberate in the plotting out of the show, and we talk so much about a crowd-pleasing experience with the show and making our TV equivalent of a fun, edgy blockbuster. So we've been very aware of making sure people are super happy with what's happening and not disappointed with how it all goes down."
It seems Seth Rogen and Co. have learned the harsh lesson set by the last season of Game of Thrones and the fan outrage that resulted from its series finale. Dragging on a show due to ratings rarely works out well, but neither does abruptly ending a series with little regard to the character's journeys. The Boys has a trickly balancing act ahead of it, and expectations will only increase with each passing season. For now, Rogen seems confident the creative team behind the show know what they're doing.
Amazon Studios' The Boys features a lead cast of Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander, Aya Cash as Stormfront and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad. Season 2 is set to premiere on Sept. 4 on Amazon Prime Video. This news comes from GamesRadar.