In a world of extraordinary abilities, young superheroes need the right training ground. Just as wizards go to Hogwarts, X-Men to Xavier’s, and Jedis to Luke Skywalker’s Academy, aspiring “supes” in The Boys’ Dark Universe enroll at Godolkin University School of Crimefighting. But survival here is cutthroat; it’s all about profit for founder John Godolkin and Vought International. Gen V, a Prime Video spin-off, gives a subversive, satirical twist to superhero training. It follows America’s next-gen superheroes as they push their limits, competing for top contracts in the best cities and testing their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries.
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Latest Gen V News
Before we dive into the details, let’s catch up on the latest news surrounding Gen V. The final Redband trailer for the spinoff was recently released, giving us a glimpse into the violent and comedic world of the show. It showcased the R-rated aspects of Gen V, with scenes depicting Marie’s blood-bending powers, reminiscent of Magneto’s control over metal in the X-Men universe.
Release Date & Where To Watch
Fans of The Boys can mark their calendars for the highly anticipated release of Gen V on September 29, 2023. The spinoff will premiere on Prime Video, with three episodes dropping on the release date. Afterward, new episodes will be released on a weekly basis every Friday. The first season will consist of eight episodes, with the finale airing on November 3, 2023. As of now, there are no plans for wider distribution outside of Prime Video.
Gen V Cast
The cast features a mix of familiar faces from The Boys and new additions that have generated a great deal of intrigue. Jaz Sinclair takes on the role of Marie Moreau, a superhero with blood-bending abilities. Patrick Schwarzenegger joins the cast as Luke Riordan, also known as Golden Boy, a character speculated to be a potential successor to Homelander. Other notable cast members include Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, Lizze Broadway as Emma Meyer, and Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap.
The full confirmed cast for Gen V is currently known to include:
- Jazz Sinclair as Marie Moreau
- Patrick Schwarzenegger as Luke Riordan, A.K.A. Golden Boy
- Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson
- Lizze Broadway as Emma Meyer
- Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap
- Derek Luh and Tondon Thor as Jordan Li (a gender-shifting supe)
- Asa Germann as Sam
- Shelly Conn as Indira Shetty
- Sean Patrick Thomas as Polarity
- Marco Pigossi as Doctor Edison Cardosa
- Jason Ritter in an unknown role
- Alexander Calvert in an unknown role
- Clancy Brown as Richard Brinkhoff
- Jessie T. Usher as Reggie Franklin, A.K.A A-Train
- Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman
- Colby Minife as Ashley Barrett
- P.J. Byrne as Adam Bourke
- Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy
Gen V Story Details: What Happens In The Boys Spinoff
The story of Gen V unfolds within the twisted world of Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, a sinister institution that serves as a dark parody of the Charles Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters from the X-Men comics. The show aims to explore the lives of college-aged supes as they navigate the challenges of training to become the next generation of heroes. The students of Godolkin University face explosive situations, academic pressure, and the constant struggle to maintain popularity and good grades. However, they soon discover that something bigger and more sinister is happening at the school, forcing them to question whether they will become heroes or villains in their own stories.
The Gen V Trailer
Prime Video gave fans a sneak peek at Gen V with its first-look teaser trailer on December 3, 2022. Although light on dialogue and plot hints, the teaser assured viewers of the same unapologetically violent and darkly comic tone that defines The Boys, this time within the college setting. Notably, the trailer hinted at the return of familiar faces from The Boys, including A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), Ashley Barrett (Colby Minifie), and Adam Bourke (P.J. Byrne), along with a puppet version of The Deep.
Fast forward to July 24, 2023, when the official teaser trailer for Gen V hit the internet. It introduced Marie Moreau (Jaz Sinclair), a driven freshman with the unique power of blood bending, who aims to become the first black woman to join The Seven. The 109-second preview promised all the typical college experiences – parties, hormones, and drama – intertwined with the excessive gore, super-powered chaos, and, yes, even dick-exploding moments characteristic of The Boys’ universe. Additionally, the teaser revealed that Claudia Doumit’s Victoria Neuman would make an appearance in the series.
How Eric Kripke Is Adapting The Boys Comics For Gen V
Eric Kripke, the mastermind behind The Boys, is leading the adaptation of the comics for Gen V. The spinoff takes inspiration from the G-Men, a satirical version of the X-Men from the original comics. While the setting of Gen V is different, it will continue to explore the same satirical and boundary-pushing themes that made The Boys a hit. Kripke aims to create a show that not only showcases the darker side of superheroes but also captures the essence of the college experience, making it one of the most realistic college shows to date.
Gen V: A New Chapter in The Boys Universe
Gen V is set to bring a fresh perspective to the world of The Boys, expanding the universe and introducing new characters and storylines. The spinoff promises to continue the tradition of pushing boundaries, shocking viewers with its violence, gore, and mature moments. With a talented cast and the creative vision of Eric Kripke, Gen V is poised to become another standout addition to the superhero genre.
Showtimes For Gen V
Since Amazon will release the show simultaneously in all nations where the channel operates, the watch time will differ accordingly. The scheduled time for Gen V episode 1 as per different zones is:
Pacific Time: 5 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023
Mexico Time: 6 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023
Central Time: 7 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023
Canada Time: 7 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023
Eastern Time: 8 pm on Friday, September 29, 2023
Greenwich Mean Time: 12 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
British Summer Time: 1 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Central European Summer Time: 2 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Indian Standard Time: 5.30 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
South Korea Time: 9 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Japan Standard Time: 9 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 10 am on Saturday, September 30, 2023
Will ‘Gev V’ Get a Season 2?
Before the writers’ strike, Prime Video had already assembled a writers’ room for Season 2 of Gen V, showing their commitment to the series. While we eagerly await fan feedback on the show, Prime Video appears optimistic, expecting it to become a major success. Though an official announcement for a second season is still pending, all indications suggest it’s in the works. Vernon Sanders, Amazon’s Head of Television, has previously stated that additional seasons are in consideration, contingent upon the reception of the first season. Sanders expressed: “We believe that if fans embrace ‘Gen V’ the way we have, we’ll have numerous more seasons of the show. In the grand vision crafted by Eric, Michele, and Tara, these series will continue to interact in exciting ways.”
As the release date of Gen V approaches, excitement continues to build for this highly anticipated spinoff. With its unique take on the superhero genre, boundary-pushing content, and a talented cast, the show is set to captivate audiences and further expand the universe of The Boys. Whether you’re a fan of the original series or new to the world of supes, Gen V promises to deliver an unforgettable viewing experience.
When is the release date for Gen V?
Gen V is set to be released on September 29, 2023, with three episodes premiering on Prime Video on that date. New episodes will follow weekly every Friday, concluding with the season finale on November 3, 2023.
Where can I watch Gen V?
Gen V will be available for streaming exclusively on Prime Video. There are currently no plans for wider distribution outside of Prime Video.
Who are the main cast members of Gen V?
The cast of Gen V includes Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, Patrick Schwarzenegger as Luke Riordan (Golden Boy), Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, Lizze Broadway as Emma Meyer, and Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap, among others.
What is the story of Gen V?
Gen V is set in the sinister Godolkin University School of Crimefighting, a dark parody of superhero training institutions. It follows college-aged supes as they face academic pressures, explosive situations, and the struggle for popularity. They discover that something more sinister is happening at the school, forcing them to question whether they’ll become heroes or villains in their own stories.
Is there a trailer for Gen V?
Yes, the first trailer for Gen V has been released, offering a glimpse into the world of the spinoff. It introduces the first-year student class of Godolkin University and teases a mix of dark humor, violence, and a unique take on superheroes.
How is Eric Kripke adapting The Boys comics for Gen V?
Eric Kripke, the creator of The Boys, is leading the adaptation of the comics for Gen V. While the setting of Gen V is different, it takes inspiration from the G-Men, a satirical version of the X-Men from the comics. Kripke aims to maintain the satirical and boundary-pushing themes of The Boys while exploring the college experience.
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