Prime Video has confirmed The Boys‘ long-awaited spin-off series Gen V is set to make its debut this 29 September. The streaming service treated fans to a sneak peek of its upcoming roster of movies and TV shows, revealing the official release month for the highly-anticipated Gen V series. The superhero spin-off is said to combine elements of a “college show and the Hunger Games,” centring around the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test.
Gen V will take place within the confines of ‘Godolkin University School of Crimefighting’ (or God U), an exclusive institution exclusively for Supes and draws inspiration from The Boys comic, particularly the “We Gotta Go Now” arc. The university is named after its founder, John Godolkin, a morally twisted figure who coincidentally leads the G-Men, a team of superhero youngsters abducted and coerced into using the Compound V drug.
Watching the teaser, it’s hard not to see the uncanny resemblance Godolkin University has to Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the X-Men universe. What distinguishes this institution, however, is the influence of Vought International, the powerhouse corporation responsible for the remarkable rise of ‘supes’ throughout America.
The initial Gen V synopsis from Prime Video and Sony reads, “Set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V is an irreverent, R-rated series that explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the best contracts in the best cities. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games—with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.“
Amazon Prime’s Gen V will welcome a dynamic ensemble of new cast members, including Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, Lizze Broadway as Emma Shaw, and Sean Patrick Thomas as the Polarity. Chance Perdomo, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Marco Pigossi, Clancy Brown, Alexander Calvert, and Jason Ritter are also joining the ranks.
The upcoming The Boys’ spin-off series is also set to bring back some of the beloved characters from the main series, with the speedster A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) from The Seven, the influential new Vought CEO Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie), and Vought Studios director Adam Bourke (P.J. Byrne) making guest appearances. Seth Rogen, an executive producer for both The Boys and its highly anticipated spin-off, recently hinted that the Gen V will deliver an even more “shocking” experience.
While talking to Empire Magazine, Rogen said, “Gen V has some really crazy shit in it. The fact that they’re in college, they’re a little younger, makes it more shocking maybe. In general, if you’re making an R-rated thing, they let you do whatever you want, unless there’s some real legal thing that they think you might be bumping against.”
Gen V is set to hit Prime Video on 29 September.
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