It seems like we’ve been talking about this college aged spinoff of The Boys for a while. We’ve known who will be in the cast, even what it’s about, but no title. Now that the show is in production, the title has finally been revealed.
Gen V not only makes a lot of sense, but it allows them to eventually branch the series outside of the college setting in the future. You call it Vought U or something similar, you’re pretty much tied to the campus. This way you’re following the characters more than the setting.
Speaking of the characters, here’s the cast, in case you missed it: Jaz Sinclair (pictured left), Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway (pictured right), Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi. Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters serve as showrunners with 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.
As for the series description, pretty much exactly what you would expect: “Gen V is an irreverent, R-rated series that explores 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 best cities. It’s part college show, part Hunger Games—with all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys.”
Gen V is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film. Obviously it’s way too early for a release date, but keep checking back for updates.
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