Fans of Prime Video’s The Boys have been eagerly waiting for some fresh news following the finale of Season 3. Of course, we know the eventual fourth season is coming and are set to begin filming next month. Also, we’ve known a spinoff series set at a college exclusively for young adults has been in the works.
Now, we finally received the official title for the series, Gen V. This is a play on Gen Z, the current generation in college, and Compound V, the serum used to create supe’s in The Boys universe. Cast members announced their involvement alongside a video posted to Twitter, officially naming the spinoff series. In the clip, Jaz Sinclair, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lizze Broadway, Chance Perdomo, London Thor, Asa Germann, Maddie Phillips, and Derek Luh introduce themselves and share their excitement about their new series, Gen V.
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Jaz Sinclair says she is ‘so excited to be a part of this show, and I’m so excited for you guys to watch it,’ while Germann says, ‘It’s got everything The Boys has, the intensity, the grit, the humor.’ Lizzie Broadway adds, ‘It’s gonna be a roller coaster. It’s gonna be filled with blood, guts, and everything else.’ This should excite fans of the original series, as each season has managed to push the boundaries of what’s allowed to be seen on television, with exploding body parts galore in each episode.
The show is currently in production, however, a release date has not been announced. The announcement can be watched below.
Who Else is Involved with Gen V?
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Gen V will follow 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 cities. The series was created by Craig Rosenberg, a writer and executive producer on The Boys. Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Tara Butters, Brant Englestein, Garth Ennis, Evan Goldberg, Ken Le in, Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz, Jason Netter, Darick Robertson, and Erica Rosbe will also be executive producers.
In a recent interview with Deadline, The Boys showrunner revealed that Gen V would have some crossover with the main series. He said, ‘Like there’s a presidential campaign happening in the background of that season, and there’s certain things that are happening at that school that are both in reaction to season 3 of The Boys.’
Will Gen V be required viewing for the rest of The Boys? We won’t know until the series releases. However, specific episodes of their animated spinoff, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, revealed character’s backstories that we had yet to see in the main series, showing how crucial a spinoff could be to the original show. We hope to see Gen V arrive sometime in 2023 or early 2024.