After the success of Amazon’s dark superhero show The Boys, it was only a matter of time before a spin-off show emerged from the diabolical universe. That time has arrived, and it’s a doozy. The first trailer for Gen V brings buckets of gore and R-rated puppets to Godolkin University. From wide-reaching conspiracies to a few too many blood-soaked puppet mutilations, it’s clear that Gen V is going to be a wild ride.
Developed by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke, the series is based on The Boys comic book story arc We Gotta Go Now by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The series also intertwines with the events of season three, which revealed that supes aren’t born but rather the result of being injected by Vought as babies with his Compound V. The new red band trailer for Gen V showcases all the violence and hormones that are sure to be on display at the school.
The official synopsis describes the college-set show as “an irreverent, R-rated series that expands the world of The Boys to include Godolkin University, where a group of young supes put their physical and moral boundaries to the test in an environment full of debauchery and murderous puppets.” A stacked cast includes Jaz Sinclair as Marie Moreau, a freshman at Godolkin who can control and weaponize her blood, and Chance Perdomo as Andre Anderson, son of famous supe Polarity. Other members of the class of 2023 include Lizze Broadway as Emma Meyer, a supe who can get super small, Shelley Conn as Dean Indira Shetty, and Maddie Phillips as Cate Dunlap, a junior who can encourage people to do things they wouldn’t normally do. Also on the cast are Jason Ritter as Alexander Calvert, Clancy Brown as Professor Rich Brinkerhoff, and Marco Pigossi as Dr. Edison Cardosa.
In addition to the new characters, we’ll see a few familiar faces from The Boys make appearances in Gen V. Jessie T Usher is back as A-Train, and Colby Minifie reprises his role as Vought leader Ashley Barrett. Also on the recurring roster are Victoria Neuman as Sam, a troubled supe, and David McElwee as Hughie.
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as the show’s showrunners, and Kripke is among the executive producers. Brant Englestein, Sarah Carbiener, Lisa Kussner, Gabriel Garcia, Aisha Porter-Christie, and Judalina Neira are co-executive producers. Gen V is set to premiere on September 29 at Amazon Prime Video. It will release episodes weekly. The series is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.