- Warning: This post contains spoilers for "The Boys" season two finale.
- Amazon Prime Video's "The Boys" is a massive hit and the season two finale dropped on Friday.
- The showrunner Eric Kripke told Business Insider that the show's weekly release format for season two may have contributed to that, as it's "still at the forefront of pop culture."
- But he said the format isn't set in stone for season three and that it will be determined by viewership data.
- He also talked about the fate of the Nazi "superhero" Stormfront after season two's finale and how Fresca became a running joke this season.
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Warning: This post contains spoilers for "The Boys" season two finale.
Amazon Prime Video's "The Boys" is a massive hit.
With its second season, which concluded on Friday, the mature superhero series became Amazon's biggest launch for an original series yet and has cracked Nielsen's weekly lists of most-watched streaming titles, the only non-Netflix series to do so.
This season, episodes were released on a weekly basis, as opposed to the first season when they dropped all at once like Netflix's binge model. Did the new release schedule help spread the word?
"Five weeks later, we're still at the forefront of pop culture, which was always the goal," showrunner Eric Kripke told Business Insider during a recent interview. "I do think it turned out to be a good thing in terms of how much longer people are talking about the show."
But Kripke said that the format isn't set in stone for season three, which was greenlit in July, two months before the second season's debut on September 4. A spinoff series about a college for superheroes is also in the works.
Kripke also talked to Business Insider about how working on a streaming series differs from a network series like The CW's "Supernatural," which he created; the fate of the Nazi "superhero" Stormfront, played by Aya Cash; and why Fresca became a running joke in season two.