A brand-new, blood-soaked trailer for The Boys spin-off series Gen V is finally here and it looks deliciously nasty. Check it out below:
If the series can live up to the insanity promised by that teaser, we could have something great on our hands. Amazon’s hit show, The Boys (loosely based on the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson) has never shied away from shock value or ridiculously graphic violence and it appears Gen V intends to continue that tradition.
However, whereas The Boys primarily follows grown adults who are either dealing with living in a world of superheroes or are superheroes themselves, Gen V will follow a college specifically for adolescent Supes and all the drama that comes with that. If done well, it will serve as a natural way to expand the scope of the universe and be an entertaining series in its own right.
Here’s Why Gen V May Be Another Hit
School-set fantasy is booming right now with Netflix’s Wednesday currently killing it on the service and The CW’s high school drama All-American bringing in relatively high numbers, plus with the added element of superheroes and the clout afforded by its sister show, Gen V has all the potential in the world to land big with audiences right now.
What I like most about the teaser for Gen V though is how it does just that, teases us. There’s just enough information to gain a basic idea for what the show will be (Super-powered college students), but not enough so that the overall storyline can be guessed without actually watching it. The gore looks excellent as always and there’s a solid sense of intrigue about what secrets lie behind the closed doors of this hallowed institution. How much Gen V relies on its predecessor vs its own two feet for success is yet to be seen, but for right now, this trailer is a delicious promise for potential greatness. Check out the press release below:
Fans attending CCXP, the largest comic convention in the world, were surprised today with a first look at the highly anticipated Amazon Original series Gen V, coming to Prime Video in 2023. The first look at The Boys spinoff highlighted already announced series cast Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. The exciting preview also revealed Clancy Brown, Alexander Calvert, and Jason Ritter, and teased guest appearances from Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne reprising their roles from The Boys.
Set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s top ranking.
Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as showrunners and executive producers. Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr also serve as executive producers on the spinoff series, which will stream exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Serving as co-executive producer is Brant Engelstein.
The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film. Loreli Alanís serves as executive in charge for Point Grey Pictures.
What do you think of the teaser for Gen V? Are you excited to see the universe of The Boys continue to expand? What are you looking forward to most about Gen V? If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Would you use it for good or evil? Let us know in the comments below and on our Twitter.
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