This fall, prepare to step into a whole new kind of school experience as Gen V, the much-anticipated spinoff series from The Boys, takes us to the hallowed halls of Godolkin University. Prime Video has just dropped some exciting details about the cast and characters of Gen V, along with a fresh poster that’s giving us a glimpse of what’s in store.
Gen V is set to premiere its first three episodes on Friday, September 29, with subsequent episodes airing weekly on Fridays. The grand season finale is scheduled to land on November 3.
Here’s a sneak peek of what Gen V is all about: Set in the diabolical world of The Boys, Gen V expands the universe to Godolkin University, a prestigious college exclusively for superheroes-in-training, with dreams of landing those lucrative endorsement deals. We all know what can happen when supes go rogue, but not every superhero starts off on the wrong foot. Amidst the typical college chaos of self-discovery and parties, these young talents find themselves facing explosive situations, quite literally. As they juggle popularity contests and the pursuit of good grades, it becomes clear that the stakes are much higher when superpowers are in play. When they stumble upon something dark and sinister lurking within the school, they face a crucial choice: will they become heroes or villains in their own stories?
The masterminds behind Gen V are showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, and they promise an irreverent, R-rated series that delves into the lives of hormonal and competitive Supes, pushing the boundaries of their physical, sexual, and moral limits as they vie for top contracts in the best cities.
Now, let’s introduce you to the stellar cast of Gen V, each bringing their unique charm to the table.
Jaz Sinclair takes on the role of Marie Moreau, an 18-year-old superhero with a remarkable power to control and weaponize her own blood. As a freshman at Vought-run Godolkin University, she’s determined to prove herself worthy of joining The Seven, but a mysterious discovery at the school takes her on a different path.
Chance Perdomo portrays Andre Anderson, a junior at Godolkin University with magnetic powers. He’s not only Golden Boy’s best friend but also the son of the legendary superhero, Polarity. Andre has big shoes to fill as he’s destined to inherit the Polarity name, and he takes it upon himself to uncover the school’s hidden secrets.
Lizze Broadway plays Emma Meyer, also known as Little Cricket, thanks to her ability to shrink in size. Although she’s often insecure and naive, she forms a close friendship with her freshman roommate, Marie, and together, they navigate the mysterious challenges at Godolkin University.
Shelley Conn portrays Indira Shetty, the dean of Godolkin University, who lacks superpowers but possesses a deep understanding of superhero psychology. Her goal is to transform the university into the most elite institution for Supes, and she takes a keen interest in Marie’s arrival.
Maddie Phillips brings Cate Dunlap to life, a junior with the power to compel people to do her bidding with a touch of her hands. Powerful and confident, she’s also Luke’s girlfriend, making her one of the most popular Supes on campus.
London Thor and Derek Luh play Jordan Li, a competitive student with the unique ability to switch between male and female forms, each with its own set of powers. This makes them a standout Teaching Assistant at Brink’s School of Crime Fighting.
Asa Germann takes on the role of Sam, a troubled Supe trying to escape his tumultuous past. Despite his super strength and invulnerability, he’s haunted by hallucinations that blur the line between reality and illusion.
Patrick Schwarzenegger embodies Luke Riordan, also known as Golden Boy, thanks to his ability to ignite his entire body in flames. As a senior and a top-ranked student, he’s on track to become a member of The Seven.
Sean Patrick Thomas plays Polarity, Andre’s father and a celebrated alumnus and trustee of Godolkin University. He has high expectations for his son to carry on the Polarity legacy and is determined to see his dream come true.
Clancy Brown takes on the role of Professor Rich “Brink” Brinkerhoff, a renowned crime-fighting professor at Godolkin University. He’s dedicated to discovering the best new talent at the school, with a firm belief that Golden Boy is The Seven material.
Marco Pigossi portrays Dr. Edison Cardosa, a skilled doctor with mysterious ties to Godolkin University.
Wrapping it up!
So, get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Gen V as it explores the trials, tribulations, and thrilling adventures of these young Supes. With a stellar cast and an exciting premise, this spinoff promises to be a must-watch for fans of The Boys. Mark your calendars for September 29, because you won’t want to miss it!